Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Juncker is very candid these days:


We have heard that at first you pushed for a longer-term program, five or six years of adjustment and lower interest rates, but that the Germans opposed this. Is this the case?


Just to insist on this point: Are the Germans taking a punishing attitude toward Greece?

I don't know if the Germans were taking a punishing attitude toward Greece, I don't like that expression, but whenever I tried to be more accommodating, whenever I tried to be, let's say, less severe, I had to face strong reactions from several countries.

He's stepping down from his post soon.

by Upstate NY on Sun Mar 18th, 2012 at 02:01:39 PM EST
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