December 10, 2009 / 5:15 PM / 8 years ago

German FinMin: Greece must address budget woes alone

BERLIN, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Germany supports Greece in its budget consolidation efforts but Athens must itself sort out its strained public finances, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday.

"We support Greece in its budget consolidation but it must embark on this road by itself," Schaeuble told a news conference in Berlin.

"There is a right to solidarity ... but on the other hand, every European country must bear the consequences of their actions," he added. (Reporting by Sakari Suoninen and Paul Carrel)

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