PARIS (AP) — France's president has raised the possibility of Greece leaving the shared euro currency, but says that's a decision for "Greece alone" to make.
Some in Europe have expressed concern that if the left-wing Syriza party wins this month's general election in Greece, the new government may renege on terms of a hugely expensive international bailout plan. That has revived questions about Greece's fitness to stay in the euro.
Francois Hollande said on France-Inter radio Monday that Greece's new leaders "will have to respect the commitments made by their country."
French President Francois Hollande prepares to answer a reporter's question during a live interview on French radio station France Inter in Paris Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/Pool)
But he insisted that it's not up to others to say whether the result of the Greek vote means they should or shouldn't keep using the euro currency.