FRANKFURT — The president of the European Central Bank issued a sober assessment of the euro zone economy, saying on Thursday that he was “very, very cautious” about prospects for growth and acknowledging concern about shock waves from the civil war in Syria.
“I can’t share the enthusiasm” about budding growth in the euro zone, Mario Draghi, the bank president, said at his monthly news conference. “These shoots are still very, very green.”
Green shoots and a new excuse. Yeah, shock waves from Syria.