German MPs Suggest Greece Sell Its Islands (and the Acropolis) to Pay Off Its Debt

German MPs Suggest Greece Sell Its Islands (and the Acropolis) to Pay Off Its Debt

Selling an island would help Greece pay off its huge national debt, say German MPs.

The suggestion by Marco Wanderwitz and Frank Schaeffler added fuel to the feuding between the countries over how Greece will tackle its deficit.

‚The Greek state must sell stakes in companies and also assets such as unpopulated islands,‘ said Mr Schaeffler, a finance policy expert in the Free Democrats, the junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition

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