German finance ministry spokesman Martin Jaeger on Friday denied any suggestion that the Greek program was "brutal," saying that it had been in proportion to the difficult situation in Greece and the only option.
June 10, 2016
"Someone must remind (German Finance Minister Wolfgang) Schaeuble that Greece is giving a huge battle of humanism at the EU borders, even in conditions of economic and social crisis after five years of continuous austerity,"
December 28, 2015
Top German politicians have expressed frustration with Greece, the main entry point to the EU for the 1 million migrants and refugees who arrived in Europe this year, most of whom end up in Germany.
EUObserver: December 28, 2015