German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble speaks at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, on March 17, 2017. / AFP / dpa / Franziska Kraufmann
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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, a key figure in Berlin's handling of the euro zone crisis and Greece's bailout programs, won a ringing endorsement from his conservative party on Saturday to stand in September's federal election.Schaeuble, a passionate pro-European, told CDU party members it was up to Germany to hold together the European Union, which has come under pressure from the migrant crisis, Brexit and other challenges.On Friday, Schaeuble criticized Germany's foreign minister – who is from the junior coalition partner, the Social Democrats – for saying more money should be given to Greece and the EU. Differences between the parties of the ruling coalition are becoming more visible six months before the election.
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