Duisenberg comments on Greek EMU entry

European Central Bank president Wim Duisenberg made the following comments at a news conference on Thursday concerning Greece's entry into the eurozone: "It is indeed an historic moment and a very satisfying and gratifying moment."

"I think we have to say that Greece has made great efforts and commendable efforts in order to reach this stage. It shows that extent to which entry in monetary union and therefore complying with Maastricht criteria has acted and is still acting as a catalyst for mo