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The Week: America is turning Puerto Rico into Greece

I can’t help but remember German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble every time I read somewhere the word “Puerto Rico.” In 2015, Schaeuble offered  US-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew swap burdens of Puerto Rico with those of Greece. Would the swap have been a good deal for Germany and the Eurozone? Hardly. …

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GER Schaeuble goes, US Lew comes…

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble left Athens on Thursday after an intense visit: three interviews, five appointments, one conference, one working lunch. All these in just height hours. He came, saw and conquered. No the hearts of the citizens of besieged Greece but the hearts of the German taxpayers and …

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