The European Commissioner for Financial Affairs argues that the meeting will be “difficult but decisive”
published at tovima.gr
Friday, February 13, 2015
Pierre Moscovici is optimistic about a Eurogroup agreement
On a morning interview on radio Europe1 European Commissioner for Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici expressed his optimism that there is a possibility of an agreement between Greece and the Eurozone on Monday.
Asked about his thoughts for the Eurogroup meeting on Monday, and if he is confident in Greeks in case the government uses a different language in Greece and another one abroad, Moscovici replied that the meeting on Monday will be difficult but crucial as it will deal with ensuring Greece’s future financing needs.
He focused on the need to respect the guidelines. It is necessary to use the same language everywhere and an agreement based on the European sense is needed. This logic is the respect of commitments and at the same time the respect of Democracy.
The Commissioner for Economic Affairs expressed his optimism for an agreement on February 16. It’s a critical and decisive challenge that will be the focus of the discussions on Monday, very important for Greece and the Eurozone. An agreement seems possible, he said.
Asked about how he sees the fact that members of Greek government said they would turn to China or Moscow unless Europe provides a helping hand, Moscovici said he does not think that way, nor for a possible Grexit. The position of Greece is of course within the Eurozone where the necessary tools to finance the country exist, provided it will always respect its obligations.