February 2, 2009 / 3:50 PM / 10 years ago

UPDATE 1-EU's Almunia: high chance UK to join euro in future

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MADRID, Feb 2 (Reuters) - There is a high chance Britain will join the euro in the future, EU Economic and Monetary Policy Affairs Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said on Monday.

“The chance of any country leaving the euro: zero,” Almunia told a press lunch in Madrid, adding: “The chance that the British pound sterling will join: high.”

Reporting by Jason Webb

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