German MEP Jorgo Chatzimarkakis has told Skai TV called on eurozone member states to stop Greece being turned into a scapegoat for the single currency’s problems.
“Germany is looking for a scapegoat, someone it can punish and Greece is the victim,” said Chatzimarkakis, a member of the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP).
Chatzimarkakis wondered why Greece was the center of attention, when its debt represents less than 3 percent of the total owed by eurozone countries.
Last month, the MEP challenged his own party leader, Phillip Roesler, also Germany’s economy minister, after he speculated about a Greek euro exit. Chatzimarkakis slammed Roesler’s comments as “reckless” and pondered: “What planet does he live on?”