MEP Gualtieri stresses importance of agreement and programme review

The president of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament Roberto Gualtieri in an interview with the Athens Macedonian News Agency expressed the hope that all sides will avoid the dogmatic and short sighted positions in order to reach a staff level agreement and conclude the programme review.

He also stressed the importance of reforms, a credible and sustainable fiscal course in the medium term and the implementation of the necessary measures for debt relief in order to stabilise the economy and create new jobs.
Asked on the appropriate formula, he said this concerns reforms and less austerity. Gualtieri underlined that reforms should always be aligned with the EU acquis.