Germany has signalled it is preparing a third rescue package for Greece – provided the debt-stricken country implements "rigorous"austerity
measures blamed for record levels of unemployment and a dramatic drop in
The new loan, outlined in a five-page position paper by
Berlin's finance ministry, would be worth between €10bn to €20bn
(£8bn-16bn), according to the German weekly Der Spiegel, which was
leaked the document.
Such an amount would chime with comments made
by the German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, who, in a separate
interview due to be published on Monday insisted that any additional aid
required by Athens would be "far smaller" than the €240bn it had
received so far.
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