German conservative says Greece better off outside euro zone

March 9, 2015 7:58 AM

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BERLIN, March 9 (Reuters) - A leading lawmaker from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has described a Greek exit from the euro zone as a "great opportunity" for the country to bolster its economy, in the latest sign that German sentiment towards a so-called "Grexit" is shifting.

Peter Ramsauer, a former transport minister under Merkel and chairman of the economic affairs committee in the German parliament, wrote in top-selling German daily Bild on Monday that more muddling through with Greece made little sense.

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