German Finance Minister on the Euro Crisis 'We Can't Allow a Second Lehman Brothers'

Last week, Greece passed strict austerity measures and is out of immediate danger of insolvency. For now. SPIEGEL spoke with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble about what happens next, whether a Greek default is inevitable and how dangerous the debt crisis is for democracy.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble: "If we are going to have a common currency, we also have to be able to defend it."

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble: "If we are going to have a common currency, we also have to be able to defend it."

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Translated from the German by Josh Ward