BERLIN (Sputnik) — Germany is still making efforts to keep Greece as part of the Eurozone and to help it financially, German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said Monday.
"We want to keep the Eurozone whole, including Greece, and we want to support everything that helps Greece. We are committed to continuing the current aid program," Schaefer said at a briefing.
The spokesman pointed out the positive signs of reaching a consensus between institutions and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during a donors' meeting last week.
"We have indeed done a lot to help Greece to economically get back on its feet, so that the Greek citizens feel better in the Eurozone," he said.
Last December, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Greece should either carry out reforms or leave the Eurozone. He proposed to terminate certain rights of Greek labor unions and allow companies fire personnel more easily. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras criticized the proposals.
Since 2010, Greece has received three bailout tranches. Its debt is reportedly the highest in the Eurozone, totaling over 300 billion euros ($320 billion).