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France hints eurozone should ease stance for Greek deal

But EU paymaster Germany strikes a hardline posture
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 05:50
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Mr Schaeuble maintained a typically tough line, saying Greece had lived beyond its means for a long time and there was no appetite in Europe for giving it any more money without guarantees.

Paris

DEBT-LADEN Greece and EU paymaster Germany struck hardline postures ahead of a crucial meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Monday on the future of an unpopular international bailout for Athens, but France called for a compromise.

With officials involved in preparatory