BERLIN May 31 A leading finance expert of the
junior coalition partner in Germany's parliament called on
Tuesday for debt-laden Greece to exit the euro zone.
"As long as Greece hasn't privatised a single cent worth of
assets, increasing the aid would be absolutely the wrong
signal," Free Democrat parliamentarian Frank Schaeffler told
business daily Handelsblatt.
"At the same time governments must help with an orderly euro
zone exit," added Schaeffler, one of the loudest dissenting
voices against Greek aid in the FDP. Athens should restructure
its debt and private creditors should participate in the
restructuring, he said.
(Reporting by Brian Rohan and Christiaan Hetzner)