September 5, 2011 / 12:10 PM / 6 years ago

Merkel: any euro exit could cause dangerous dominoes

BERLIN, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that she did not think any country would be leaving the euro zone and any such move could cause a dangerous “domino effect”.

“From a technical and legal point of view there is no possibility at all. But I‘m also not thinking about that possibility because we could trigger a domino effect that would be extraordinarily dangerous to our currency system,” she told a news conference, adding that it was important for Greece to stick to its promised economic reforms.

Merkel said she was confident her centre-right government would manage its own majority in a vote on the euro zone bailout fund on Sept. 29, and denied that campaigning on her record in the euro crisis in Sunday’s state election in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern had contributed to a setback there for her Christian Democrats (CDU).

Reporting by Stephen Brown and Erik Kirschbaum

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