Nicolas Sarkozy: the adoption of Greece in the eurozone was a mistake

French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed his position on the adoption of Greece in the eurozone in 2001 year. He believes that this was a mistake, since the Greek economy was not ready for it. According to him, before joining the single European currency, the Greek authorities provided false data on the state of the country's economy. "In recent months, we are paying for this 2001 decision of the year," he said.

At the same time, the French leader emphasized, the decisions of the Brussels EU summit, which approved a new plan of assistance to Greece, have a truly historical significance. “If there was no such agreement last night, not only Europe but the whole world would suffer a catastrophe,” he said. Nicolas Sarkozy is convinced that the failure of the summit would have led to the unthinkable bankruptcy of Greece.

The eurozone countries had no choice in the current situation, given that Athens in fact could not pay its debts. At the same time, the Greek authorities can rely on the confidence of the whole of Europe in the current difficult conditions, ITAR-TASS reported.
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