14 Sep '11, 2pm

Greek euro exit 'not end of the world': German minister [StraitsTimes World]

Greek euro exit 'not end of the world': German minister [StraitsTimes World]

In a marked departure from Germany's official line, Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer told the Die Zeit weekly it would 'not be the end of the world' if debt-mired Greece were forced to exit the euro zone. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BERLIN (AFP) - A German minister suggested on Wednesday the euro zone could do without Greece, even as Chancellor Angela Merkel struggled to unite her government in supporting Greece. In a marked departure from Germany's official line, Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer told the Die Zeit weekly it would 'not be the end of the world' if debt-mired Greece were forced to exit the euro zone. Ms Merkel has repeatedly warned of a 'domino effect' if Greece were to leave the 17-nation zone and stressed on Tuesday: 'I have made my position very clear that everything must be done to keep the euro zone together politically.' Mr Ramsauer's comments come as Ms Merkel...

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