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Forslaget om at Athen skal miste nasjonal kontroll over sitt statsbudsjett til en budsjettkommissær fra EU er utelukket. Det er overhodet ikke aktuelt, slo finansminister Evangelos Venizelos fast søndag.

Finansminister spurte om Tyskland har glemt historiske lærdommer.

With many Greeks blaming Germans for the austerity medicine their country has been forced to swallow, officials in Athens dismissed the idea of relinquishing budget control as out of the question.

Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said on Sunday Greece was perfectly capable of making good on its promises.

«Anyone who puts a nation before the dilemma of ‘economic assistance or national dignity’ ignores some key historical lessons,» he said in a statement before heading to Brussels for a European Union summit on Monday.

Et tysk regjeringsmedlem sto søndag frem og støttet forslag om å umyndiggjøre grekerne.

Philipp Roesler became the first German cabinet member to openly endorse a proposal for Greece to surrender budget control after Reuters quoted a European source on Friday as saying Berlin wants Athens to give up budget control.

«We need more leadership and monitoring when it comes to implementing the reform course,» Roesler, also vice chancellor, told Bild newspaper, according to an advance of an interview to be published on Monday.

Greece should give up budget control: Germany

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