"The wrong Moment" - Volker Wieland interviewed by "Euro am Sonntag"

In an interview with “Euro am Sonntag” Volker Wieland talked about negative interest rates as in Denmark and the lessons for the European Central Bank.

€uro: What lessons can the ECB learn from the experiences in Denmark?

Volker Wieland: Denmark has proved that negative interest rates are not the end of the world. You could also apply this instrument in the eurozone if it was necessary.

€uro: Is it necessary?

Volker Wieland: No, now it’s the wrong moment for negative interest rates.

(excerpt from the interview by Tobias Aigner, "Euro am Sonntag" 2/14)