Francois Hollande, the French president, was the latest to pledge eurozone leaders would do “everything possible” to save the euro today following a meeting with Mario Monti, the Italian prime minister.
by Angela Monaghan
Mr Hollande said significant progress had been made over recent weeks, adding: “We cannot allow ourselves one minute of inattention. We recalled our commitment… that the eurozone be defended, preserved and consolidated.”
They were the latest comments in a string of upbeat rhetoric from European leaders and policymakers in recent days, in what appears to be an attempt to shore up confidence before the summer break.
Mr Monti said earlier in the day that he could see “light at the end of the tunnel” for the crisis.