KeepTalkingGreece — German conservative Manfred Weber cannot hide his dislike of the Greek government. Weber the Bavarian CSU politician who leads the conservative EPP bloc in the European Parliament said recently that “Greece’s problem is the country’s communist prime minister.”
On the occasion of the debate at the German Parliament for the bailout tranche disbursement, Manfred Weber said “Germany will give debt relief to Greece but not to this government. To another government.”
It is not a secret that German CDU/CSU would prefer to have conservative New Democracy governing Greece.
Weber’s statement triggered a storm in Greece’s political circles while his team rushed to claim that Weber’s statement was “misinterpreted.”
Weber’s sources claimed that what Weber meant was that the next government will benefit from the debt relief because it will be then when the [debt relief] measures will be implemented [in 2018 a year before the next general elections in Greece are due] and not because Germany will decide politically to which government it will grant debt relief.
Manfred Weber is a member of the arch-conservative Christian Social Union in Bavaria. He is currently heading the European People’s Party Group.
Last week, Manfred Weber said during a visit to Athens in which he met with ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis “Tsipras is finished, Mitsotakis belongs to the future, we need a trustworthy government to do good work for the country.”