Juncker: IMF ‘s Demand for Contingency Measures Is ‘Unreasonable and Unconstitutional’



jean-claude junckerThe specific contingency measures demanded from Greece by its creditors are unreasonable and unconstitutional, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, according to a report by German MNI agency.

Quoting unnamed sources, the agency said European Commission’s VP Valdis Dombrovskis and Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici briefed their colleagues during a meeting of the College of Commissioners on the stalemate of the negotiations between Greece and the institutions, explaining why they were halted.

In an intervention, Juncker accused the IMF of undermining the Eurozone, saying that no democracy would accept such a demand for contingency measures. “No parliament in the world would accept that,” he said.

He also added that the two sides are 95 percent close to an agreement and that work is needed to reach 100 percent, and criticized the IMF for its harsh criticism towards the Eurozone.

According to the report, Juncker will also have a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras later in the day during which he will offer his support to the idea that a preemptive plan must be acceptable by all sides.
(source: ana-mpa)