Helmut Siekmann on the Balance Sheets of the Landesbanks ("Süddeutsche Zeitung")

The state-owned banks are in the focus of the asset quality review along with other big financial institutions.

Prof. Helmut Siekmann is concerned about the number of employees of the ECB who still have to be recruited. "I doubt whether the ECB can find the shortcomings in the balance sheets without enough experienced staff members", he said to "Süddeutsche Zeitung".