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Three quarters of Europe thinks Greece will default

06-26-2012 14:27 BJT

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While Greek leaders are seeking to soften the bailout terms for their country, most of Europe is showing little confidence in its paying ability.

According to a recent survey by IFOP and Fiducial, which covered about four thousand people in Europe’s big four countries, 85 percent of French, 84 percent of Germans, 72 percent of Spanish and 65 percent of Italians think Greece will default on its debt.

The research also showed that 78 percent of Germans, 65 percent of French, 51 percent of Spanish and 49 percent of Italians want Greece to leave the euro if it fails to pay its debt.

By contrast, only 25 percent of Spanish, 26 percent of French, 28 percent of Italians and 39 percent of Germans want to leave the euro and revert to their previous currencies.

Polled on whether other European countries will help Greece out of the debt crisis, Spain and Italy think the possibility is high, but Germany and France hold an opposite stance.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CNTV.CN

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