Throwing arbitary figures around undermines the prospect for a much-needed debate about the future of the eurozone
Guardian: September 5, 2013
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble estimated Greece's financing gap under its current bailout programme at around 4 billion to 4.5 billion euros, a senior lawmaker from the ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Monday.
Reuters: September 2, 2013
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble closed down one avenue of help sought by Greece while signaling that the Greek government can expect additional aid of as much as 11 billion euros ($14.7 billion).
Bloomberg: August 29, 2013
Less than a month before German elections, the eurozone crisis has entered the campaign battle, giving the opposition badly needed ammunition for an attack against popular Chancellor Angela Merkel.
AFP: August 27, 2013
Greece may seek to ease its debt burden by renegotiating its bailout terms, the Greek finance minister said on Monday.
BBC: August 26, 2013
A new restructuring of the Greek debt is "unavoidable", Joerg Rocholl, a member of the economic advisory board of German Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schaeuble told Greek Sunday paper RealNews.
August 26, 2013
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday that his blunt comments earlier in the week that Greece would need a third bailout had been aimed at reassuring people who feared the government was hiding bad news before next month's election.
Reuters: August 23, 2013
German Chancellor Angela Merkel moved to defuse an election issue Wednesday by saying that any decision on a new aid package for debt-mired Greece would not come before next year.
August 21, 2013
German government maintains Schaeuble said nothing new
Reuters: August 21, 2013
Debate about whether Greece will need another bailout has intensified, after the EU's economic and monetary commissioner declined to rule it out.
BBC: August 21, 2013