Putting the Brakes on Austerity Greek Coalition Could Be Expensive for Germany

Greece may soon have a governing coalition, but the agreement might turn out to be expensive for Europe and Germany. Election winner Antonis Samaras has promised his voters to slow down Greece's austerity drive, with media reports indicating he may soon make a formal request to Brussels. Any delay, however, could cost Germany billions.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Evangelos Venizelos, head of the PASOK party, speaks to the press on Tuesday following talks with the Democratic Left.

Evangelos Venizelos, head of the PASOK party, speaks to the press on Tuesday following talks with the Democratic Left.

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With reporting by David Böcking and Lamprini Thoma in Athens and information from wire reports.