Europe is protected from possible Greek problems, France says

April 18, 2015 9:37 PM

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WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - It is Greece and not Europe which will be hurt by any problems stemming from the Greek financial situation, because Europe has built buffers to protect itself, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Saturday.

"If something damaging happens, it will be for Greece that it will be serious, for the Greek people, not for the other countries of the euro zone. We're not at all in the same situation that we were in four or five years ago," Sapin told reporters.

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