The German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has been visiting Athens. Authorities are treating the event as a major security risk, and thousands of extra police officers are on duty in the Greek capital.
Greeks have long viewed the German finance minister as a symbol of failed austerity policies. But Athens is by no means joyful now that Wolfgang Schäuble is leaving after eight years in office, says Jannis Papadimitriou.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, a seasoned stickler, is bidding farewell after eight years. Though anyone in the EU looking forward to a future of more debt may be cheering too soon, writes Bernd Riegert.
Wolfgang Schäuble is probably the most influential German politician never to have been chancellor. Now he faces new challenges as president of a German parliament that includes the far-right AfD.
Outgoing German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has warned against growing anti-free trade rhetoric. Without naming Trump and his America First policy, he said the world needs "more openness rather than less."
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