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Patience wearing thin with Greece, Germany’s Roesler warns

No concessions to Greece’s reform plans can be made, Germany’s Economy Minister Philip Roesler has said, warning that patience with the debt-wracked country is wearing thin.

?Actions speak louder than words; this is our position,? Roesler, who is also Vice Chancellor, said in an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

The parties involved in Greece’s coalition government campaigned on a pledge to renegotiate the country’s bailout deal with the EU and the IMF.

During a weekend debate on the government’s policy platform in Parliament

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras insisted Greece would not change its loan agreement until it has proved to its lenders that it is committed to meeting fiscal and reform targets.