Economics

European Commission President sees no reason for Greece to leave eurozone

10 february 2015 | 11:40

Jean-Claude Juncker supports the continuation of the economic assistance program to Athens.

Жан-Клод Юнкер (Jean-Claude Juncker)_6
Greece may well stay in the monetary union with the EU support
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker considers it premature to worry about Greece's exit from the eurozone.

According to him, Greece may well stay in the monetary union with the support of EU, but this requires a fundamental agreement from the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

According to Juncker, however, this will require a continuation of a further international program on saving the Greek economy.

The politician commented that the speech of the Greek PM Tsipras in the Greece's Parliament about bringing the country out of the debt crisis "had not provided any mechanisms to reach an agreement with the European partners."

Juncker also expressed concern about the actions of Russia in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine during the interview. According to him, Russia undermines the world order. The President of the European Commission also said that people in Europe are increasingly aware of the need to "maintain each other," while observing how the political methods of the XX century are used on the periphery of the EU.

Read more: Greece can run out of finance since March

As the agency Bloomberg reported earlier, Greece can be left without funds by February 25.

Source: Deutsche Welle

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