Michael Fuchs, the deputy chairman of Germany’s ruling coalition and a staunch and trusted ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, appears to be tired of recent Greek rhetoric and has put forward some forthright opinions of his own.
With regard to his own country, Mr. Fuchs stated that Germany was no longer prepared to “pour money” into another European partner-country that had shown no signs of a willingness to change. He added that it was unfair of Greece to expect poorer European countries like Slovakia to be funding the Greeks. Other senior German officials have been quoted as saying that they found the Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, a key figure in negotiations, to be both “crazy” and “offensive.”
According to Mr. Fuchs, Greece’s national referendum on the latest bailout proposals, to be held this Sunday, is a “stupid” idea, the Greek government’s “No” campaign is simply “crazy”, and the Greek government itself is clearly not “pro-Europe.” The latest offer from Athens on current proposals showed “no sustainability at all” for the Greek economy.
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