Berlin / Brussels (dpa) – Until shortly Ago 13 clock the Greek crisis seemed as good as solved. The Athens government exulted research, its request for a six-month extension of grants was accepted too “95 percent” in the Euro group.
The head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, widespread in Brussels optimism , The Dutch Euro Group CEO Jeroen Dijsselbloem invited to the special meeting of 19 finance ministers of the EMU this Friday a
However, neither the Commission nor Athens have debt drama the last word, but the euro-countries – at the forefront. the main funders – and this is the largest euro country Germany. Greek Finance Minister Giani Varoufakis had reckoned but obviously without his German counterpart Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU)
13.06 clock oozing from Berlin government circles his rejection by -. “No substantial Solution” was the Varoufakis Paper shortly thereafter also Schäuble said spokesman. Although appear in the letter commitments and promises – from Schäuble’s point of view but that’s not enough of in the present version of the application. Varoufakis therefore must rework
In fact, the Athens proposal on a bridge financing goals from without complying with the requirements of the agreed program. “The letter does not meet the agreed upon in the euro group on Monday criteria”, could be explained Schäuble , This primarily to check the current, hateful Athens utility of Europeans and end
Schäuble “No” makes international headlines -. But around 14.30 clock also anger the coalition partner SPD. In Potsdam, the party leader and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel looks at just the Hasso Plattner Institute, where research on digital industry solutions. Gabriel is angry that Schäuble – the most experienced man in the cabinet – has only wiped once single-handedly the Greeks application from the table
Gabriel thinks this is a mistake: “I am sure that we do not now. quickly say yes or no. I would advise to talk. ” It was a first big step that Athens now but accept that there should be a program. On the merits, but also wants Gabriel stand firm: “Whatever will change the Greek Government, it must be self-financing.”
On the markets, the showdown between Athens and the rest of the euro group comes not so good. The German DAX benchmark index has slumped shortly. The fear of escalation is great, although investors are increasingly a possible Greek exit from the euro-zone (“Grexit”) have set. Will it actually make the federal government come so far?
The Schäuble-cancellation must not end in Greece poker be. Berlin is irritated because the new left-right government under Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras several times already shot ahead now with supposedly reliable solution proposals. Also tried Tsipras, Varoufakis & amp; Co. last, to drive a wedge between the Commission and the Euro group.
Again and again circulated different, sometimes uncoordinated papers from the negotiations. And former Euro group chief – – In addition, the conservative President wants Juncker like to get involved prominently in the euro-crisis, although the Euro-donors pretend with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Schäuble the direction
Now, it is expected in Brussels on Friday after all. come to the future of Greece to the feared showdown. So far, the other 18 euro partners have joined forces. The smaller countries from Eastern Europe are unlikely to be willing to move away from the uncalled commitments to fund ultimately choosing gifts of the Greek government. Spain and Portugal, which had itself by pulling hard reforms in return for billions in aid, should be generous little.
The question is whether France and Italy remain until the end on the side of the hard critic of Athens. It could be a long night crisis in Brussels. Time is running out. By 28 February, a solution must be, otherwise Athens threatens national bankruptcy. How Schäuble has said. “On the 28th, 24.00 clock, isch over”
Reaction Federal Ministry of Finance in Athens-request
Athens-application in the wording to “Spiegel Online”