New Democracy (ND) shadow foreign minister George Koumoutsakos on Wednesday said that Greece's return to the capital markets on Tuesday was a good thing in itself but, when examined more closely, had essentially come very late and at a very high cost.
Welcoming the results of Greece's attempt to tap the markets on Tuesday, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said the yield of the coutry's first post-progamme five-year bond issue had "exceeded all expectations".
"There is a climate in favour of Greece. The international climate shows that Greece is beginning to find its stability and self-confidence," SYRIZA parliamentary spokesman Nikos Xydakis said on Monday in an interview.
“Greece is back to growth,” European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis stated to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA), in an interview given just days after the heads of the institutions’ missions completed a round of contacts…
The Chief Economist of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Rolf Strauch appeared confident that Greece can tap the markets if it adheres to reforms, in an interview.
Greece has no urgent need to return to markets and can wait for two years, Klaus Regling, Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism said on Tuesday.
Greece will access markets gradually more and more, while "markets will want to know whether Greece can maintain a solid economic and financial course," former Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency…
Government Vice President and Economy and Development Minister Yiannis Dragasakis referred to the reconstruction of the party that can deal with all situations.
"Markets demand more credibility in the implementation of economic policy," the Federation of Hellenic Enterprises said in a monthly bulletin on economic developments released on Monday.
Greek economy will record higher growth rates under conditions in the near future, Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras estimated in the Monetary Policy Report submitted to parliament.