Greece Debt Talks Requires IMF Involvement, Says Wieser
When a U.S. president last visited Greece, the economy was booming, Athens had been awarded the Olympics and the country was preparing to join the euro. That was in 1999, and as Barack Obama gave his keynote speech on Wednesday defending democracy in its birthplace, the spotlight fell on Greece’s deterioration. “You need to do the reforms and that will bring back growth and that will then unlock those measures which in reality we’ve already agreed on back in May,” says Thomas Wieser, head of the Economic and Financial Committee of finance deputies. Wieser discussed the conclusion of the Eurofinance week in Frankfurt with Bloomberg's Matt Miller.