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France’s Fillon Says Toying With Greek Default Is Irresponsible

February 17, 2012

Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said it’s “irresponsible” to toy with a possible default by Greece.

“We must do absolutely everything to avoid a Greek default,” Fillon said today on RTL radio. “Greece has pledged significant efforts.”

“Now Europe must keep its promises,” he said. “Bankers have agreed to give up 70% of their loans.”

“To toy with Greek default is irresponsible,” he added.

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