Germany’s Schäuble softens Greece tone

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e0308973af7c63fa4abe858f110c795c1bf86cc4cf4289bcaff1fabcab276e39German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Sunday Greece’s new hard-left government needs “a bit of time” but is committed to implementing necessary reforms to resolve its debt crisis.

“The new Greek government has strong public support,” Schäuble said in an interview with German newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

“I am confident that it will put in place the necessary measures, set up a more efficient tax system and in the end honour its commitments.

“You have to give a little bit of time to a newly elected government,” he told the Sunday paper. “To govern is to face reality.”

Schäuble also insisted that his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis, despite their policy differences, had “behaved most properly with me” and had “the right to as much respect as everyone else”.

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