• Nothing more damaging than rumours and doubt over banks
  • No anxiety among French banks over publishing stress test results
  • Spanish, German colleagues have no problems over publication of stress tests
  • End of July would be ideal for release of stress test results
  • We want the euro to be a sustainable, strong currency
  • ECB chief was “very reluctant” about IMF involvement in euro zone debt plan
  • Delighted Germany, France agreed need for economic governance and economic government
  • France will honour deficit reduction commitments, no question about that
  • We have” broken the myth” about retirement at 60
  • French GDP forecasts are ambitious but not unrealistic
  • We need to tip toe out of our stimulus packages
  • Fiscal announcements by Italy, Spain, Portugal show lessons from Greece learnt
  • ECB did what it had to do over EU debt crisis and will do what it has to do
  • French bank stress tests not finished yet, but show ratios hold up for system as whole