The Straits Times
Published on Oct 30, 2012

Germany, France pledge to do everything to rescue Greece


BERLIN (AFP) - The finance ministers of Germany and France pledged on Tuesday to do everything possible to ensure a Greek rescue plan can be sealed next month, and to save the 17-nation euro zone.

Asked about Greece's long-delayed payment of debt rescue funds, France's Pierre Moscovici said: "We still want a comprehensive solution in the month of November to put an end to the uncertainty (in the euro zone) and we will do everything in our power to succeed."

Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble added: "We will do everything France and Germany can to restore lasting confidence in the common European currency."

The ministers had attended a conference in Berlin called "Europe Beyond the Crisis" and then held talks on the sidelines.