28-04-15

Survey: Almost half of investors expect Greece to leave the eurozone

cep expert Matthias Kullas tells Reuters that Greece could not exit the eurozone directly but would have to leave the EU altogether

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Some 48.3 percent of investors expect Greece to quit the eurozone within the next twelve months, according to a survey by research group Sentix released Tuesday. In March, only 35.5 percent expected a Greek euro exit. The survey covered 1,023 investors from more than 20 countries and was conducted from April 23 to 25. cep expert Matthias Kullas told Reuters that, from a legal viewpoint, Greece could not exit the eurozone directly but would have to eave the EU altogether. The Lissabon Treaty allows member states to choose freely if they want to leave the EU. Greece could then try to rejoin the EU right away, without entering the eurozone again. “I don’t think it is likely that this will happen, though,” Kullas added.