BERLIN (Reuters) – The head of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, told German radio that Greece would have to introduce another currency if the â€œnoâ€ vote wins in Sunday's referendum on an aid-for-reforms deal.
"Is Greece still in the euro after this referendum? That is certainly the case, yet if they say â€˜noâ€™ they will have to introduce another currency after the referendum because the euro is not available as a means of payment," Schulz told Germany's Deutschlandfunk radio in an interview broadcast on Sunday & taped on Thursday.
"The moment someone introduces a new currency, they exit the euro zone. Those are the elements that donate me some hope that the people will not vote â€˜noâ€™ today.â€
His comments are some of the clearest made by a top EU official.
(Reporting by Madeline Chambers)