Greek debt's restructuring on the cards, head of European Academy of Berlin tells

"Greece is an important partner in the EU. We will solve the crisis together. I am quite certain that there will be a debt restructuring. I noticed the same disposition on the German political scene," president of the European Academy of Berlin Eckart Stratenschulte said in an interview with ANA-MPA.  

Greek debt's restructuring on the cards, head of European Academy of Berlin tells

The "aim of the European Academy is to strengthen the dialogue and the consultation within the European Union," he said, and referring to Greece he added: "The issue is not for Greece to adopt the German views, but to better understand how the Germans think."
Stratenschulte considers that the way the refugees issue was handled was not European, adding that "as long as the crisis was far away we closed our eyes, now that the refugees arrived at our door, we say that we must do something."
However, he estimated that the refugee crisis has brought Greece and Germany closer "although this sounds cynical."
We are "on the same side," he said. "We need each other. It is so simple and at the same time so complex to make a new beginning."
Stratenschulte noted that "the single currency was not a mistake," but it was a political act, the "result of the German reunification" adding that it would be better if it was implemented some other time.
Regarding the eurozone crisis, he said that "it did not concern Greece so much, but the bigger eurozone countries. If the markets' confidence to Greece was reduced, it would be reduced for other eurozone countries too, such as Spain, Italy, even France. And then it would become really dangerous."
On Greece, he underlined that "it is its future not only its past European."

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