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German muscle threatens European solidarity

This is not the end of the drama for the European Union. Perhaps, the passion play we are witnessing is just the prologue to tragedy.
BBC: July 16, 2015

Germany won’t spare Greek pain – it has an interest in breaking us

Debt restructuring has always been our aim in negotiations – but for some eurozone leaders Grexit is the goal
Guardian: July 10, 2015

Greece's Varoufakis calls Schaeuble meeting "productive"

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis described a one-to-one meeting on Monday in Berlin with his most resolute opponent and German counterpart, Wolfgang Schaeuble, as "productive."
London South East: June 8, 2015

Europe said to weigh contingency plans in Greece impasse

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble raised the possibility that Greece may need a parallel currency and European officials are making contingency plans for the Greek banking system as talks on unlocking aid remain stuck.
Bloomberg: May 23, 2015

Schaeuble said to cite option of Greek parallel currency

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble raised the possibility that Greece may need a parallel currency alongside the euro if the country’s talks with creditors fail
Bloomberg: May 22, 2015

Germany urges Greece to undertake reforms to unlock funds

German politicians kept up the pressure on Greece over the weekend to implement reforms, with Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel warning Athens in an interview that a third aid package would not be on the cards unless the Greeks made some changes.
Reuters: May 17, 2015

Schaeuble Warns Defaults Can Surprise Before Greece Test

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned that sovereign defaults can catch officials off guard as Greece prepares for a finance ministers’ meeting Monday with the European Central Bank threatening to tighten the screw.
Bloomberg: May 9, 2015

EU confident Greece will stay in Eurozone

The European Union has expressed confidence that Greece and its creditors will take steps to keep the country solvent and in the Eurozone.
May 6, 2015

Plans for potential Greek exit from Eurozone played down

European Union finance ministers, meeting in the Latvian capital of Riga, played down speculation Saturday that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the eurozone.
April 26, 2015

EU Commissioner Moscovici: There are no preparations for a 'Grexit'

The European Union is not laying the groundwork for a Greek exit from the eurozone although negotiations are moving too slowly, Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici told AFP on Thursday.
April 17, 2015