Sarkozy, Barroso urge firm action to end speculation over Greece
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