Σάββατο, 12 Μαΐου 2012

€-group chief calls for patience with Greece

Euro-group leader Juncker: 'We should be decided by the Greeks themselves "

The government in Athens poker turns into a farce - and the growing discontent in Europe. Now the head of the euro group has warned against too much pressure on urgent Greece. The Europeans would have to check their schedule and if necessary, rework the contracts, said Jean-Claude Juncker.


Athens / Brussels - The discussion about the financial future of Greece is the increasingly shrill tone, the longer the coalition negotiations in Athens. Now €-group boss Jean-Claude Juncker urged to be patient. He wants to give more time to save Greece. The European partners would have to check their schedule and rework the contracts in question, said Luxembourg's Prime Minister.


The politician warned that thepressure on Greece to raise them further. "I advise strongly against it, that we call the Greeks over the fence, what they do. We should allow the Greeks to decide."

Patience is urgently needed because the government is increasingly coming to poker in Athens farce. On Saturday, the leader of the Socialists, Evangelos Venizelos, his mandate to form a government of President Karolos Papoulias returned.

As head of the third-strongest party was Venizelos the last to be asked to form a coalition alliance. Only one round of all party leaders at Papoulias may now lead to the formation of the government. The President has called for it Sunday. Otherwise, be re-elected in June. If that is the radical left Syriza party come to power - the battles against the austerity of the country. In a recent poll, the party comes to 25.5 percent of the vote.
Despite this disturbing trend Juncker urges patience. "I'm not a priori determined that we are now the exact month the agreed scheduling goal fulfillment is essential to maintain a budgetary nature," said Juncker. He had no problem with the fact that Greece, for example, one year get more time to implement the agreed contractual consolidation program. But this must be negotiated at a European level.

Only one option for Europe: Wait
One week after the election in Greece, Europe would at first only the wait. "We are able to talk about the timing of the Greek state only after a remediation tight together, the Greek government," said Juncker. "We can not now enter into negotiations with the various Greek parties. That will not be possible."
At the contract consolidation targets should not be shaken. Greece had to rehabilitate himself and to fulfill the agreements when it wanted to retain the European grants and €.
A withdrawal of Greece from the euro-zone is not an option for him. "I would be a complete departure from the agreed consolidation programs in Greece nor an option," Juncker said.

Less diplomatically remarked the ECB Irish banker Patrick Honohan. For him, an exit of Greece from the euro zone would be perfectly acceptable.This could be technically feasible, but would trust in the euro-zone damage as a whole, the head of the Irish Central Bank said on Saturday. "It is not necessarily fatal, but not too attractive," said Honohan.
Clear warnings of Westerwelle and Weidmann
A clear statement toward Greece sent the German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle(FDP). He has made ​​more European aid to observance of the savings and reform course by the future government in Athens dependent. "When a new government unilaterally terminated the agreement, then it will be able to give any further European aid money," he told the newspaper "Die Welt".
"We want that Greece made ​​it. Why we can help. But the Greeks have to comply in return for their commitments to reform," Westerwelle said. Even Federal Reserve Chairman Jens Weidmann future had mandatory funding subject to the respect of existing contracts with the Athens International Monetary Fund and the EU .
jok / dpa

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