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Write down, write off, restructure, reprofile ... whatever term you choose, if Greece doesn't completely default on its debt, its creditors will have to address the issue of its massive debt.
No matter what the political outcome of the current Greek debt crisis, in practical terms Greece will find it very difficult to turn its back on the euro.