Leading deputies of the ruling CDU/CSU Union responded with sharp criticism to the announcement by Eurogroup CEO, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will not participate in the third aid package for Greece by the end of the year.
Speaking to Bild Zeitung, deputy chairman of parliamentary group of CDU/CSU, Michael Fuchs (CDU), said “The IMF needs to be on board. That’s how it was agreed.”
Christian von Stetten (CDU) went so far to threaten with the withdrawal of Germany from the Greek program, the chairman of the parliamentary circle of middle-class (PKM), frankly threatened the withdrawal of Germany from the aid package: “The agreement is clear. IF the IMF does not participate, Germany must exit the program.”
CSU finance-expert Hans Michelbach expressed similar opinions. He criticized the “consolation orgy” which the deputies “can no longer accept”.
PS if Germany exits the Greek program, the conservative MPs will have to invent another scapegoat.