Last quote by Klaus Regling
Klaus Regling quotes
I expect that Greece can also begin to return to markets next year, if it continues to reform. Greece remains a work in progress.
There is quite a lot of agreement. We will not have a precise agreement on what to do in mid-2018, but on the short- term measures we will probably have decisions later this year.
We have to be very careful that the competitiveness that was won at great effort ... that this won't be put at risk.
We could do it earlier but there is no need to do it earlier.
The crisis is behind us.
Some of the people who do it haven't really looked at the facts that we have really taken important measures to get out of the crisis.
The last 15 years, 80 percent of European households have seen a real income gain. In the U.S., we know it's only 10 to 20 percent. A big difference in favor of Europe.
If Greece continues to implement reforms and if there is additional financing needed after the end of the current programme (in 2014), then additional assistance will be provided.
There are no negotiations going on. This are regular consultations at an early phase and there would be no conclusion certainly today.
Demand for oil continues to grow strongly, particularly from China and India. There is relatively little spare supply capacity and there is therefore a risk of further rises in the event of a supply or demand shock.