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EUs handelskommissær, Karel De Gucht, sier kommisjonen og den europeiske sentralbanken arbeider bak kulissene for å forberede en gresk uttreden av eurosonen.

Bare det at dette sies offentlig fremskynder nettopp et slikt resultat: man regner med at Hellas vil tre ut av euroen. Ergo er det det som skjer.

European Union trade commissioner Karel De Gucht said that both the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) were working behind the scenes on contingency plans for a break-up.

“Today there are in the European Central Bank, as well as in the Commission, services working on emergency scenarios if Greece shouldn’t make it. A Greek exit does not mean the end of the euro, as some claim,” he said.

The first public declaration that preparations are in place came as economists at UBS said European taxpayers would have to swallow losses on Greece, whether or not it remains a member of the currency union.

Europe admits Greece exit preparation
Brussels is preparing plans for Greece to quit the euro, a senior official has revealed, as analysts warned that the country’s exit would cost European taxpayers at least €225bn (£180bn).