Comments by policymakers at Cannes G20

Fri Nov 4, 2011 12:21pm EDT
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CANNES, France (Reuters) - Following are comments on Friday by policymakers attending the Group of 20 Summit in Cannes, France, and other euro zone officials, as Europe considered the possibility of Greece leaving the euro.


"The world faces challenges that put our global economic recovery at risk."

"Events in Greece over the past 24 hours have underscored the importance of implementing the (euro zone crisis) plan."

"I am confident Europe has the capacity to meet this challenge. What the world looks for in moments such as this is action."

"Our European partners have laid a foundation on which to build and it has all the elements for success."

"Here in Cannes we've moved the ball forward."

"All of us have an enormous interest in Europe's success and all of us will be affected if Europe is not growing."

"I think the Europeans agree with us that it is important to send a clear signal that the European project is alive and well... They are the first ones to say this begins with them arriving at a common course of action... We've seen all the elements for dealing with the crisis put in place."   Continued...