Schaeuble says he has ‘no personal problems’ with Varoufakis

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says he had “no personal problems” with Yanis Varoufakis, who earlier quit as Greece’s finance minister despite the overwhelming ‘no vote in Sunday’s referendum on creditor proposals.

At a press briefing in Warsaw, Poland, Schaeuble said he, and other finance ministers in the 19-country eurozone, were “not of the same opinion” on many points with Varoufakis whose resignation triggered hopes that the Greek government will be more conciliatory in discussions Tuesday in Brussels.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the new finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos are expected to provide fresh proposals to European creditors.

Schaeuble said Varoufakis’s successor “will be in the not-simple situation of finding a solution with his colleagues in the eurogroup to not-simple problems.”


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