Paris, September 8, 2011
Jean Leonetti, Minister responsible for European Affairs, welcomes the French parliament’s adoption of the support plan for Greece.
He is pleased with the vote by the French parliament, which on Thursday, 8 September 2011 adopted the European aid plan for Greece and the measures to make the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) stronger and more flexible.
France is the first state in the Euro Area to adopt these measures, in line with the commitments made by President Sarkozy. France is thus demonstrating her full determination to continue along the path of European economic integration and improve the EFSF’s capacity for preventive action. Indeed, this pioneering vote is further proof of the decisive role France is playing in the current resolution of the sovereign debt crises affecting certain states in the Euro Area.
The Minister responsible for European Affairs recalls that the other Euro Area member states have committed themselves to timetables for adopting these measures and will follow the example set by the French parliament today by passing the support plan for Greece in the coming weeks./.