Schaeuble’s responsibilities in handling of Greek crisis are known, say gov’t sources

The responsibilities of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble in the management of the Greek crisis are well-known, Greek government sources said on Thursday, responding to comments made by the German minister.

“Schaeuble’s responsibilities in the management of the Greek crisis have been recorded historically. There’s no point for him trying to blame others,” the sources said.

Speaking at the 20th International WDR Europaforum in Berlin, Schaeuble said Greece’s government continues to burden the weak with taxes, noting that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised to abolish the privileges to ship owners but did nothing.