Hungary / IMF talks:
extracts from the EC Midday press briefing
Première transmission: 13/01/2012
Brussels, Belgium - EC/Berlaymont
Fin de production: 13/01/2012
Extracts about the position of the European Commission and the IMF concerning the Hungarian National Central Bank
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Soundbite by Amadeu Altafaj, spokesman for Commissioner Olli Rehn saying that: Mr Rehn has been personally in touch with Christine Laguarde the last days, not only about Hungary because we have a lot of business together. I will refer you the statement that the IMF has published. It's a statement that we fully share and there are different elements in this statement that you will find familiar with our communication when it comes to the necessary conditions in order to start these discussions on a precautionary financial assistance programme. But for the rest, let's wait Mr Rehn receives here in Brussels Mr Fellegi.
||Soundbite by Amadeu Altafaj saying that: On the political and legal aspects of this, Mr Rehn said time and again that independence of the National Central Bank is a necessary pre-requisite. Having said that, you are rightly pointing at the deep legal that is taking place. Of course we want to proceed on the basis of solid and legal grounds, and therefore we'll know more about this by next week hopefully.