Germans against Greek bailout
More than half of Germans are against a third bailout for Greece and the overwhelming majority do not think the Greek authorities will implement the reforms they have committed to, according to a German survey.
Just a third of some 1,000 respondents surveyed by the Forsa Institute for German newspaper Handelsblatt backed a new rescue deal for Greece with 57 percent saying they were opposed. The poll, published yesterday, found a total of 84 percent did not trust the Greek government to carry out reforms.
According to the same survey, 47 percent of Germans back the tough stance of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble visa-vis Athens in negotiations while 41 percent support the softer approach of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.