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France's Hollande says Greece must remain in euro
The Associated Press
French President Francois Hollande says Greece must remain in the eurozone.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was meeting with Hollande in Paris as part of his country's push to win more time to carry out wrenching cuts to avert fiscal crisis.
The meeting comes a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted the Greek leader in Berlin and said she expects Greece to meet its previous commitments. She stressed that Berlin wants to keep it in the euro.
Hollande says any decision on a delay must wait for a report by the so-called "troika" of debt inspectors.
Hollande says, "for me, the question should no longer be asked: Greece is in the eurozone."
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is meeting with the French president in Paris as part of Greece's push to win more time to carry out wrenching cuts to avert a fiscal crisis.
Saturday's visit with President Francois Hollande comes a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted the Greek leader in Berlin and said she expects Greece to meet its previous commitments.
Samaras has argued this week that Greece should have more time beyond a mid-2014 deadline to complete reforms that are a condition of it continuing to receive bailout loans.
Merkel and Hollande met before Samaras' trip and put the onus on Greece to keep its pledges - seen by many as a necessity to keep Greece in the eurozone and save the embattled currency.
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