Euro-Zone Break-Up Prospect Dismissed by Senior EU Official

Senior euro zone officials dismissed any risk of the single currency area breaking up after financial markets, alarmed by Ireland’s debt crisis, forced the borrowing costs of Portugal and Spain to record highs. “There is zero danger,” Klaus Regling, chief of the euro’s financial safety net, European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), told German daily Bild in an interview published on Thursday when asked if the euro zone could break apart. “It is inconceivable that the euro fails,” he said. – Reuters

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