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Greece | Schaeuble launches a broadside against Tsipras

Two weeks before a critical Eurogroup summit, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble launched a broadside at Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, claiming that the leftist premier has not shifted the burden of austerity away from poorer Greeks as he had pledged.

Greece | Curtain falls on a dreadful performance

The year is coming to a close with the end of the dreadful performance which was the rift between the Greek government and the country’s lenders, led by the champion of austerity, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

Trying to placate voters before his administration cut supplementary pensions for low-income retirees, leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a special Christmas bonus that he hoped would win him some favor.