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German lawmakers approve Greek bailout extension

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

There are still doubts on the credibility of the Greek government's commitments, Schaeuble says

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

Spain Said to Lead EU Push to Force Terms on Greece

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

Insight - No feel-good victory for Germany in debt clash with Greece

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

Greek debt deal: Government starts work on reform list

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

Varoufakis and Schaeuble: No love lost

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

Greece defiant as Germany tears up last-ditch EMU compromise on austerity

'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

Why Germany rejected Greece's peace offering

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

Germany rejects Greece’s extension proposal

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 to seek loan agreement extension

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