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Merkel tries to reassure nervous German voters over Greece

Merkel rules out Greek haircut, leaves open aid option
Reuters: August 25, 2013

Greece 'may need 10bn euros more' in aid - Stournaras

Greece may need a third bailout but would not accept new austerity measures, the Greek finance minister has said.
BBC: August 25, 2013

Merkel ally fuels Greek aid row before election

Germany's commissioner to the European Commission said on Saturday he expects a new bailout for Greece to amount to a little more than 10 billion euros, fuelling a debate that could hurt Chancellor Angela Merkel in next month's election.
Reuters: August 25, 2013

Merkel says no decision on Greek aid before 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel moved to defuse an election issue Wednesday by saying that any decision on a new aid package for debt-mired Greece would not come before next year.
August 21, 2013

Bundesbank report on Greece raises pressure on Merkel

German opposition parties accused Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday of lying before elections next month about the risks of a new bailout for Greece, after a magazine reported the Bundesbank expects it will need more European aid in early 2014.
Reuters: August 12, 2013

Merkel in Athens

Merkel's visit gave Samaras' government a much needed boost. Given that the crisis has shattered Greece's old two-party system, the only glimmer of hope for political renewal lies in coalition governments being able to iron out their differences and work together.
Stan Draenos: October 15, 2012

Considering Sovereignty

The strongest members have inevitably joined their forces for the unions' sake.
Paris Karagounis: November 21, 2011

An economic plan for Europe

Greece may actually help the EU if she learns how to value and respect the advice of economic scientists.
Thomas Colignatus: November 4, 2011

On the Verge

The leaders of Germany and France represent now far more than their electorates, and responsibility is crucial.
Paris Karagounis: June 21, 2011

No free passes to debt freedom

Everyone agrees that Greece needs to implement reforms and restructure the public sector. They may not put as much emphasis on these two points as they should, but they always say it.
Paschos Mandravelis: March 12, 2011