Οne day after the resignation of CSU vice chairman Peter Gauweiler, German coalition government seems to be seriously jeopardized by the now open dispute between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble over Greece. In an interview to a German newspaper, Schaueble not only blatantly declared his naked antipathy towards Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, he even threatened to resign from the ministerial office, should the German Chancellor continue to support Greece.
I can no longer tolerate this situation, it’s either they [the Greeks] or me!
Schaueble told a local newspaper in the German capital. Describing the debt-ridden country as an administrative and economic disaster that will destroy the whole euro zone Schaeuble expressed his concern about the future of the common currency union, saying that
Greece is causing a grave hit to the reputation of the euro zone exposing the inability of the Euro-mechanism to deal with economical problematic and rebel countries.
Schaeuble said also that he would resign from the Christian Democrat Union (CSU) but he would not retire from politics. He said, he would seek to form a new party with his spiritual brother Gauweiler. I support a German-led Europe but I also agree with Gauweiler on Greece, he reportedly said.(full article in Berliner Tagesnachrictenanzeiger)