Wolfgang Schäuble on Greece

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We will find a solution in the coming weeks but it will not have anything to do with debt relief but rather with Greece having to do more on the way to becoming a competitive economy.feedback

The fact that the Greek parliament has already passed a large part of the measures. It would be irresponsible not to use the opportunity for a new start in Greece.feedback

I ask all of you today to approve the motion. I and the German government did not take the easy way out. We believe that there is a chance to bring the negotiations to a successful end.feedback

But this would perhaps be the better way for Greece.feedback

These days I offered my friend Jack Lew (US Treasury Secretary) that we could take Puerto Rico into the eurozone if the US were willing to take Greece into the dollar union.feedback

What I have heard so far has not strengthened my optimism. It seems like we have no results so far. I'm quite sceptical. The Greek government has not moved, apparently.feedback

We designed the programmes for Greece, the stabilisation programmes, in the best of faith and we went to the extreme limits of what was justifiable given the experiences of the institutions involved. These programmes were designed with a view to providing help so that Greece could help itself. Of course, we can help to find the necessary time but the problems themselves must be solved where they occurred and that is also the only place where it's possible to solve them.feedback

Of course there is space for compromise, but the basic agreement is not subject for negotiations.feedback

I deem that such statements are irresponsible. Instead of misleading the people in Greece it would be better to show them the road to reform.feedback

The issue was settled a long time ago. Paying reparations is out of the question.feedback

Previously we had to do something unique with regard to Greece: a debt reduction of more than 50 percent, 53 percent. But this is not a reason for a second (debt reduction). There will have to be another programme in Greece. That has been said a long time ago. This has always been told to the public and the Bundestag.feedback

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