Tough Words Merkel and Sarkozy Halt Payments to Athens

Chancellor Merkel and President Sarkozy had harsh words for Greece on Wednesday, warning: "We will not allow the euro to be destroyed." They have also halted bailout payments pending the approaching Greek referendum. The idea of Greece exiting the euro, it seems, is no longer a taboo.
Greek Prime Minister Giorgios Papandreou after a crisis meeting with Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy.

Greek Prime Minister Giorgios Papandreou after a crisis meeting with Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy.

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