Asked about the possible repercussions of a Greek exit from the euro, Valls expressed conviction that a deal can be reached.
“From the start of the crisis, France has sought a solution acceptable to everyone. There has been real progress and we remained convinced that it is possible to arrive at an agreement soon. We are absolutely not working on a possible Greek exit from the euro,” he said.
Valls was also asked whether parties like SYRIZA and Spain’s Podemos belong to “a Left of the past” and said that care must be taken not to make pre-election promises that cannot then be kept in government, adding that this increased a “trust deficit” in politics and people’s desperation.