EU signals flexibility on Greek debt demands

BRUSSELS - The European Union is ready to adapt its economic policies to help debt-laden Greece but refuses to make wholesale changes to please the new anti-austerity government.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday that the EU will "have to adapt a certain number of our policies but we are not going to change everything."

His remarks came on the eve of a visit to Brussels by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, whose government wants to ease the heavy spending cuts it is making in exchange for rescue loans.

Tsipras has also said he wants to renegotiate payment of the debt bailout. Greece's finance minister, however, has said that may not require a write-off of the debt.