How hawkish really is the IMF on Greece?

Lagarde on Grexit

Dirty games or error? German FAZ misinterprets IMF Lagarde’s statement on “Grexit” was one of the many articles on the polemic interview:

F.A.Z. wrote a nice title on its interview with Lagarde and spread the news.

“Schuldenkrise Lagarde hält Grexit für möglich“

“Debt Crisis: Lagarde considers Grexit as possible”

But Christine Lagarde had not said that. She had said instead:

“Niemand wünscht den Europäern einen Grexit”

“No one wishes a Grexit to Europeans”

I suppose the IMF and/or Lagarde complained to the F.A.Z. which a few hours later changed its title to:

Schuldenkrise Lagarde schließt Grexit nicht aus

“Debt crisis: Lagarde does not preclude Grexit”

About the Author

Ana Fuentes
Columnist for El País and a contributor to SER (Sociedad Española de Radiodifusión), was the first editor-in-chief of The Corner. Currently based in Madrid, she has been a correspondent in New York, Beijing and Paris for several international media outlets such as Prisa Radio, Radio Netherlands or CNN en español. Ana holds a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University in Madrid and the Sorbonne University in Paris, and a Master's in Journalism from Spanish newspaper El País.

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