Greece: Beloved Wolfgang

Beloved Wolfgang – Giannis Ioannou
18 July 2013 – To Ethnos (Athens)

From left to right: Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos, Minister of Economy Yannis Stournaras and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras

In the chair: Wolfgang Schäuble

On the banner: Willkommen to our great benefactor

Visiting Athens on July 18, the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said that Germany "is ready to invest" in Greece through a fund that would provide liquidity to local businesses.

This visit took place a few hours after a vote by the Greek Parliament to introduce the controversial reforms to the public sector that have been demanded by the EU-ECB-IMF troika. It was also held amid tight security, over fears of street protests due to the fact that many people in Greece blame Germany for the crippling austerity policy.