French minister dismisses claims Paris threatend to leave euro

14th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde on Friday dismissed claims that President Nicolas Sarkozy had threatened to pull out of the eurozone, branding them "rumours" and "almost insulting".

"I will only say these rumours are completely unfounded ... and I have no additional comments, I think its almost insulting," Lagarde said at a meeting of the European Bank for Development and Reconstruction (EBRD) in Zagreb.

© 2010 AFP

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