Sarkozy, Barroso urge firm action to end speculation over Greece

26th April 2010, Comments 0 comments

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and European Commission chairman Jose Manuel Barroso called for quick and firm action Monday to counter attacks by speculators on debt-ridden Greece.

Sarkozy and Barroso agreed during a working lunch on "the need for quick and resolute action against the speculation that is targeting Greece, in order to ensure the stability of the eurozone," a statement from the Elysee palace said.

On Friday Greece asked the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to roll out a financial aid package worth some 45 billion euros (60 billion dollars) to help rescue its economy.

© 2010 AFP

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