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Greek PM: Not leaving the euro zone

Greek PM: Not leaving the euro zone

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says his country won't exit the euro zone, or the common currency, even as it draws criticism for being a weak link in the 16-nation bloc.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Papandreou said his country was targeted as a "being used as the weak" amid market jitters the country may not be able to handle its heavy debt. That, in part, has put pressure on the euro, too.
"This an attack on the euro zone by certain other interests, political or financial, and often countries are being used as the weak link, if you like, of the euro zone," he said Thursday. "We are being targeted, particularly with an ulterior motive or agenda, and of course there is speculation in the world markets."


Updated : 2021-01-20 18:28 GMT+08:00