Portugal gets the “nod”..deal caught on TV
In an incredibly candid ‘informal’ discussion caught on video by Portugal’s TVi24 television crew, German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble gives Portuguese finance minister Vitor Gaspar ‘the nod’ that after the Greek deal is done, Germany will relax the conditions of the financial assistance program for Portugal.
Transcript of the conversation in its entirety:
Wolfgang Schäuble: If at the end we need to make an adjustment to the program [Portuguese], having taken large decisions about Greece … This is essential. But then, if necessary an adjustment of the Portuguese program, will be prepared.
Vítor Gaspar: Thank you very much.
Wolfgang Schäuble: No problem. Since … It is that members of the German parliament and public opinion in Germany does not believe that our decisions are serious, why not believe in our decisions about Greece.
Vítor Gaspar: We made very substantial progress in the European context.
Wolfgang Schäuble: Yes, you did progress.
Vítor Gaspar: Yes, we did. And now we have to work …
love the second picture..just a merry go round..
how do you feel greece?