Merkel: This is not the week of destiny for the euro – the Greeks will vote responsibly

Merkel: This is not the week of destiny for the euro – the Greeks will vote responsibly

Athens, January 20, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

The German chancellor, referring to the upcoming decision of the ECB to buy back bonds and to the election in Greece, recalled that the euro crisis is not completely overcome.

All efforts have focused so that Greece could stay in the euro, Merkel said yesterday on Reuters, stressing that Greece has always succeeded on the objectives of its programs.

She also expressed the belief that the Greeks will vote responsibly, but reiterated that the principle of ‘solidarity against reforms” still applies.

This is not “the week of destiny” for the euro, Merkel went on, referring to the upcoming ECB decision to repurchase bonds and the election in Greece, specifying, however, that according to her opinion, the euro crisis has not been completely overcome.

“I would not say that this is a week of destiny for the euro. I have always said that the crisis has not been overcome completely. This was the case last week, for the last weeks of 2014 and is applicable even for these weeks”, Merkel said, adding that the ECB will make its decisions independently.