Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission, at the IMFS ("Börsen-Zeitung", "FAZ")

In his lecture at the IMFS, Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission, said there were good chances of ending the dispute regarding the Greek rescue package and the involvement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). According to Dombrovskis, the Greek program "is on track", with the economy recovering and the deficit target almost reached.

Concerning the German current account surplus, he suggested to stimulate public investment further and to eliminate efficiencies in the tax system such as corporate taxation and local trade tax. However, the Commission only gives recommendations, Dombrovskis said, not orders. On February 22, the EU Commission will publish its country reports with the economic analysis of the member states.

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To the summary and the presentation of the IMFS Distinguished Lecture with Valdis Dombrovskis