Tuesday 21 November 2017

No easy fix for Greece, warns finance chief

Derek Gatopoulos Athens

MORE than 4,000 police officers will be on duty in Athens to deal with any protesters who might come out to meet one of the most unpopular men in Greece – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

The 70-year-old arrived for a short visit to the country, telling Greeks there was "no convenient shortcut" for the country's debt problems.

"There is no way around structural and fiscal reforms," Mr Schaeuble said.

He is widely seen as an enforcer of Greece's harsh austerity measures.

Demonstrations have been banned throughout Athens during the trip.

Irish Independent

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