ESM Chief on Euro Crisis 'The Mood in Germany Is Often Very Aggressive'

As head of the ESM permanent bailout fund, Klaus Regling is in charge of preventing a collapse of the euro. In a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, he discusses German worries over bailouts, the debate over aid for Cyprus and personal attacks against him.
European Stability Mechanism chief Klaus Regling: "When a country has as much debt as Greece does, there's going to be a lot of suffering. There's no way around it."

European Stability Mechanism chief Klaus Regling: "When a country has as much debt as Greece does, there's going to be a lot of suffering. There's no way around it."

Foto: � Tim Chong / Reuters/ REUTERS
Interview conducted by David Böcking and Stefan Kaiser