EU’s Tusk calling leaders to keep Greece in euro

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Sunday that Greece must remain part of the euro single currency area, adding that he was in touch with government leaders to prevent Athens dropping out of the monetary union.

“Greece is and should remain euro area member,» he tweeted after euro zone finance ministers refused to extend bailout loans ahead of a looming Greek debt default on Tuesday.

“In contact with leaders to ensure integrity of euro area of 19 countries,» he added after the other 18 finance ministers met without their Greek counterpart in Brussels.