The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is currently working on proposals for the implementation of the agreed short-term measures regarding the Greek debt relief, Dennis Kolberg, the spokesman of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, said in exclusive statements to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.
“Eurogroup agreed on May 24 to take short-term measures for debt after the conclusion of the first program review. The measures are listed in the agreement to which we refer. Among others, measures to ensure the current low-interest rate for the long-term are included,” Kolberg said when asked about the report of Handelsblatt newspaper, adding that the German Finance Ministry agrees on short-term measures for Greek debt relief.
“The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is currently working on proposals for the implementation of the agreed short-term measures,” he added.
When asked about the newspaper report for a possible teleconference of the German Finance Minister, eurozone finance ministers, the IMF and the ECB on the debt relief, he did not deny it.
“The Eurogroup will convene on December 5. However, we also exchange views outside the Eurogroup at different levels.”