The Greek crisis split the coalition: Vice Chancellor Gabriel refuses Schäuble’s fast No. The SPD leader wants to negotiate with the Greeks once.
The SPD criticized the harsh attitude of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble ( CDU) in the Greek bailout. In the context of guided by the SPD chairman Sigmar Gabriel Federal Economics Ministry said Thursday afternoon that someone should “use starting point for negotiations and not already publicly reject before” the new attitude of the Greek government.
One must now Euro group boss Jeroen Dijsselblom and the European Commission give the chance for serious negotiations with Greece and then evaluate the conclusion of these discussions. It was too early for a no.
At the EU level is growing criticism of Schäuble. The chairman of the SPD deputies in the European Parliament, Udo Bullmann, the Euro group called for the chance to capitalize on an agreement in the debt dispute. “Schäuble solutions should not be longer block” tweeted Bull man. The outrage in the SPD Schäuble is great.
Greece had made an application for renewal of a credit agreement at the last minute on Thursday. The Federal Ministry of Finance announced shortly after the arrival of the request in Brussels that this is “no substantial Solution” was. CDU deputy from the Bundestag and the European Parliament support the tough stance Schäuble.
On the Greek side rejection from Berlin outrage makes. In tomorrow’s Euro group would “show who want a solution and who is not,” it said Athens. On the Euro group meeting on Friday there were exactly two options: to grant the Greek concerns or reject it. Apparently, the Tsipras government does not want to engage in further substantial changes of their application.
With the SPD-criticism, the bailout of Greece is now arrived in the German domestic politics. As expected, criticized the opposition Greens and the Left already the Schäuble-no. “The brusque rejection of the Greek request for assistance is in the form and content inappropriate,” said Green Party leader Peter Simone in Berlin on Thursday.
But the fact that the coalition partner feels about driving, has a special relevance. The SPD had in 2010 included in two emergency decisions, but is supported in the recent past, the rescue course.