German FinMin says debt relief for Greece would do it a disservice


BERLIN (Reuters) - Granting Greece debt relief would do it a disservice, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said late on Tuesday, daily newspaper Passauer Neue Presse reported.


"Whoever says 'we will relieve your debts' is doing Greece a disservice," the Passauer Neue Presse quoted Schaeuble as saying.


Euro zone finance ministers are due to discuss wide-ranging debt relief for Greece when they meet next month. U.S. President Barack Obama also offered solidarity with Greece over its debt on Tuesday.


(Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Madeline Chambers)