Visiting German Finance Minister Faces Greek Protests

Thousands of police officers lined the streets of Athens on Thursday as the German finance minister visited the Greek capital. His arrival comes as a controversial bill was passed in the Greek parliament to eliminate thousands of public sector jobs.

Wolfgang Schaeuble said Thursday he holds a “deep respect” for how Greece has tackled its reform efforts.

This was the German finance minister’s first trip to Athens since Greece was granted its initial international bailout three …

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