Saturday, May 15, 2010

President Nicolas Sarkozy 'threatened to pull France out of euro'

And yet it's Germany that must bear most of the burden of Greece's debt.

Sarkozy demanded a "commitment from everyone to suppport Greece...or France would reconsider its position in the euro," according to one source cited by El Pais.

Another source present at the meeting between Zapatero and his party members and cited by the paper said: "Sarkozy ended up banging his fist on the table and threatening to leave the euro...This forced Angela Merkel to give in and reach an agreement."

That's pretty rich considering France isn't in that great a shape.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like it or not, France is still a political actor worldwide. (Who brokered a cease fire between Russia and Georgia lately ?)
It is time to some american elite to leave the scales from her eyes .
Could it be ?

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