BERLIN - Officials from German Chancellor
Angela Merkel's coalition sent a tough message to Greece on
Monday that it might have to leave the euro zone if it fails to
meet conditions for its bailout package.
A top Merkel aide signaled the chancellor's support for the
leaders of her two center-right coalition partners, after they
spoke publicly on the option of Greece departing from the
currency bloc or carrying out an orderly bankruptcy.
Economy Minister Philipp Roesler, who leads junior coalition
party the Free Democrats said in an article for
daily Die Welt
that to stabilize the euro there could "no longer
be any taboos."
"That includes, if necessary, an orderly bankruptcy of
Greece, if the necessary instruments are available," Roesler,
who is also deputy chancellor, added.