If you haven’t been following the recent problems Greece has been having with paying off their debts, basically the story is that Greece is on the verge of bankruptcy and has to decide whether it is going to stay with the euro or not. Their decision will not only affect their own debt, but also the value of the euro (so every country in the eurozone would be affected).
The BBC has a good summary of what it would mean if Greece left the eurozone. You can read about it here.
As part of the eurozone, France has a lot at stake here, so French president Sarkozy has also commented on the situation. Check out his response below (with English subtitles). He speaks slowly and clearly, so this is also a great way to practice your French!
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