French President Nicolas Sarkozy said today (October 1, 2011), "Europe has a moral obligation to help Greece," after meeting in Paris with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, according to the Euro News website.
Papandreou said, "Greek people are determined to make the necessary changes... We want to change Greece and make Greece a competitive, socially just and transparent country."
Sarkozy emphasized, "The failure of Greece would be a failure of the whole of Europe."
He added, "Yes, there is a moral obligation of solidarity. But there is also an obligation for economic solidarity. It is not possible to leave Greece behind."