15 April, 2011
Briefing the press yesterday, ahead of an IMF-World Bank spring meeting in Washington, IMF Managing Director Strauss-Kahn stressed that "Greece can make it" provided the government carries on with the necessary reform programme and that Europe comes up with a more integrated plan. "As I have repeatedly said, I understand how painful it is for the Greek people, but I think Greece will make it. But to do this there is a programme to be implemented," he said.
Meanwhile, speaking at a Brookings Institution seminar
, also in Washington, EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Olli Rehn said that "we do not see debt restructuring as an option. Instead we are engaged in a revised and updated debt sustainability analysis, which we will do with the IMF and present in due course."
Source: GREEK NEWS AGENDA issued by the Secretariat Genera