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Euro zone leaders on Greek deal

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 01:20

Euro zone leaders and other officials give their reaction to an agreement between Greece and its lenders. (ROUGH CUT - No reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN CHANCELLOR, ANGELA MERKEL, SAYING: "I think we found ways where the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. The basic principles which we always followed to rescue the euro are there, namely on the one side solidarity among member countries, and on the other side the responsibility of the country where changes need to take place." (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT, FRANCOIS HOLLANDE, SAYING: "Today was a long negotiation but above all a historic decision because if Greece had left the euro zone what would have been said? That the euro zone wasn't able to ensure its integrity and solidarity? The euro zone would have gone backwards when it needs to go forward, to carry a project that protects people because the euro protects." (SOUNDBITE) (French) ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER, MATTEO RENZI, SAYING: "It was a mistake to call that referendum. Particularly in the way it was done: announcing it by surprise. It undermined the concept of confidence. After the referendum, we were was faced with a choice: either it's all finished or we move forward. And if we were moving ahead, we needed to find a point of agreement. I believe this common ground has been found." (SOUNDBITE) (French) IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR CHRISTINE LAGARDE SAYING: "Without doubt, we have the feeling that it's a first step to rebuild growth. Now we have to implement the measures and continue with the steps."

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Euro zone leaders on Greek deal

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 01:20