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German, Greek ministers set to clash

Wolfgang Schaeuble and Panagiotis Lafazanis square up for bailout showdown
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 05:50

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ANTAGONISTS: Mr Schaeuble (left) has castigated the Syriza government for making promises it cannot afford to keep. Mr Lafazanis has said no privatisation will be held in the energy sector.

Athens

THEY are both tough men of a certain age used to getting their way.

In one corner stands Wolfgang Schaeuble, the dry 72-year-old German Finance Minister and self-appointed guardian of the European Union's fiscal orthodoxy.

And at the opposite end of Europe's austerity

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