Tired of fighting
Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos yawns mockingly as deputies attempt to disrupt his speech during a night parliamentary session in Athens, Greece, on 14 August. During this session, the country’s parliament finally approved its bailout agreement. Five days later, on 19 August, a large majority of German MPs voted in favour of approving a third bailout deal for Greece. A total of 453 members of parliament voted in favour of the €86bn (R970bn) package, while 113 rejected the bailout and 18 abstained. BBC.com quoted Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, known to be a critic of the Greek government, as having told the German parliament that it would be “irresponsible” not to grant Greece another opportunity.