Former president of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso
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Euro will survive 'Grexit' says Barroso

A Grexit (Greek exit) from the single currency would break a taboo and set a precedent, the former president of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso has told BBC HARDtalk.

There was a possibility Greece would leave the euro, Mr Barroso said but he believed that it would not happen and trusted there would be "commonsense and wisdom" on the side of the Greek government and some "spirit of accommodation" from the other countries.

The euro is "credible, strong and stable," and would survive Greece leaving the single currency he added.

Watch the full interview on BBC World News on Thursday 11 June at 03:30, 08:30, 14:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel at 04:30 BST and 20:30 BST and Friday 12 June at 00:30 BST.

  • 10 Jun 2015
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