Schauble on “Der Standard”: Greece has been over its fiscal quota for a considerable amount of time
In his interview to German newspaper “Der Standard” the German Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schauble stated that the Greek Government must explain to its citizens that the country’s problems are not attributable to Brussels or Berlin.
While Mr. Schauble replied on questions regarding previous statements he stressed that “Those responsible must come clean”. Meaning, that the Greek government must tell its citizens the truth, while he added that “Greece has been over its fiscal quota for a considerable amount of time”.
Among others, the German Minister of Finance clarified that the issue of German reparations is over done with and stressed once again that he did not insulted his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis with statements after the Ecofin, but everything got out of control and misunderstood due to mistranslation by the Greek media.