By Jonathan Davies

The Greek finance minister believes Germany should be able to relate to its current financial problems, likening them to pre-Hitler Germany, according to Bloomberg.

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has spent the week meeting with our European finance ministers to discuss the renegotiation of Greece's €240bn (£179bn) bailout debt.

Following the talks, Mr Varoufakis spoke to the press and Bloomberg's Joseph Weisenthal tweeted: "WOW. Varoufakis compares Greece's condition to Germany before the rise of Hitler. Says Germany should be able to relate."

Mr Varouafakis said: "When I return home tonight, I will find a parliament where the third-largest party is not a Neo-Nazi party, but a Nazi party."

Germany has been the biggest critic of the newly elected Syriza party's plans to renegotiate its debt.

"We didn't even agree to disagree," Mr Varoufakis told media after the meeting. "We agreed to enter into deliberations as partners."

"My fellow Greeks wish for nothing more than to end the gross indignity," he added.

He claimed that the Greek government would act in the "the interests of the average European, not just Greeks."

No more bonds

As Mr Varoufakis tours Europe, the European Central Bank (ECB) has toughened its stance on Greece. It announced a decision to no longer accept government bonds as collateral for lending money to commercial banks.

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