Interview with Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany)
In this interview President Barroso underlined that now the time has come to assist Greece in order to ensure the stability of the Eurozone as a whole. He rejected the idea that this assistance is about financial transfers or subsidies. "We are not liable for Greek debt, but support the Greek efforts to get back to fiscal virtue." Barroso also expressed his expectations towards the Petersberg climate dialogue in Bonn, hosted by Germany and Mexico, as an important step towards progress in global climate negotiations. He finally announced the Commission plans on energy taxation and nuclear waste storage.