German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is surrounded by media at the Federal Constitutional court in Karlsruhe, southern Germany Tuesday July 5, 2011. Germany's finance minister defended the ... more 
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is surrounded by media at the Federal Constitutional court in Karlsruhe, southern Germany Tuesday July 5, 2011. Germany's finance minister defended the rescue packages for Greece and other eurozone countries at a supreme court hearing Tuesday, as opponents argued that the bailouts violated both German and European law. Wolfgang Schaeuble told the Federal Constitutional Court that "the stability of the euro is of paramount significance." He pointed to the risk of financial instability across Europe and beyond at the time when the government signed on to the initial Greek rescue of May 2010 and also the wider eurozone fund created shortly afterward. (AP Photo/dapd/: Ronald Wittek) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By dapd/: Ronald Wittek
Tue, Jul 5, 2011 8:00 AM EDT