European shares fall, Greek weekend debt talks prompt caution

viernes 26 de junio de 2015 08:31 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 flat

* Volatility rises, protection sought ahead of Greek talks

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By Alistair Smout

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - European stocks fell on Friday, with investors discouraged by a lack of progress in Greek debt crisis negotiations heading into crunch talks at the weekend.

Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default next week.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.2 percent at 1,569.71 points at 1209 GMT. The euro zone's Euro STOXX 50 was flat, while Greek shares fell 0.5 percent.

The VSTOXX, a volatility measure that is a crude measure of investor fear, also rose.   Continuación...