Germany’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly Friday in favor of a four-month extension of Greece’s financial bailout program.
The Bundestag voted 542-32 to back the extension, with 13 members abstaining.
February 27, 2015
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday it had not been an easy decision for euro zone finance ministers to extend Greece's loan agreement by four months and much doubt remained
February 25, 2015
As euro-region finance ministers turned the screw on Greece in Friday’s talks, the group’s usual enforcer, Wolfgang Schaeuble of Germany, was eclipsed by Spain’s Luis de Guindos, according to two people with direct knowledge of the talks.
Bloomberg: February 23, 2015
Germany's 7-1 drubbing of Brazil in the football World Cup last summer was uncomfortable to watch, even for jubilant Germans whose cheers turned to sheepish smiles as the goals piled up.
Reuters: February 22, 2015
The Greek government is beginning work on a list of reforms it has agreed to submit to foreign lenders by Monday.
BBC: February 21, 2015
One is a leftist former economics professor, an expert in game theory who wears his untucked shirts and leather trench coats with pride. The other is a conservative former tax officer with a long political pedigree and a firm belief in austerity.
BBC: February 20, 2015
'There is no macro-economic argument for further fiscal tightening. The only reason for doing so is on punitive grounds,' says Greece's Yanis Varoufakis
The Telegraph: February 19, 2015
The optics of Thursday's events in Europe, admittedly, were bad. Greece seems to have come crawling to its creditors asking for an extension of its current bailout -- something it has resisted doing for weeks -- only for Germany to arrogantly dismiss the request.
Chicago Tribune: February 19, 2015
Greece formally asked its European creditors on Thursday for a six-month extension of the debt-ridden country's bailout package, according to a eurozone official.
February 19, 2015
Greece was preparing Wednesday to request an extension of up to six months of the current bailout package for Athens, due to expire on February 28.
February 18, 2015