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Germany Warns Greece to Fulfill Post-Bailout Commitments

German minister of Finance Olaf Scholz warned Athens to honor the commitments it undertook to exit the bailout era and stressed that the country's agreements with its partners and creditors have to be respected. In an exclusive interview with Greek...

German Finance Minister: Greek Debt Relief Must be Tied to Growth Plan

Any debt-relief measures for Greece will be discussed only after Athens presents a credible program that focuses on growth, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has said. The German finance minister, interviewed in Sunday's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, said Berlin's position -- and...

Greek Finance Minister in 'Good Talks' with German Counterpart

There was a reported "positive atmosphere" in Berlin on Friday as Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos met recently installed German counterpart Olaf Scholz. Germany's finance ministry took to social media to describe the meeting as: "Good talks toward a new...

German Optimism about Greece’s Reform Path

Germany’s finance minister Olaf Scholz expressed optimism that Greece will complete the necessary reforms which will open the road to debt relief. In his first major interview since assuming office, the center-left finance minister vowed to remain in dialogue with...

SPD’s Scholz Bags German Finance Post, Raising Greek Hopes of Debt Relief

Greek hopes of debt relief were strengthened on Wednesday with the likely appointment of a center-left finance minister in Berlin, as German politicians finally agreed on a new grand-coalition government. After more than four months of deadlock, Chancellor Angela Merkel will remain...