Initially it was just an unconfirmed report circulating in the German FAS media that the local FinMin had proposed a "temporary Grexit" option. Then it got some more traction when a ZDF journalist reported that it was much more than just speculation...
Schäuble´s idea of a "Temporary Grexit" not yet discussed at Eurogroup meeting. But paper exists and circulates. #Greece— Stefan Leifert (@StefanLeifert) July 11, 2015
It now appears that this was not only not a rumor, but Schauble's sentiment is contagious: moments ago Finnish broadcaster MTV reported that first Finland, and then the Eurozone's smaller, if somewhat more solvent nations, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and even the Netherlands, support the German position on temporarily suspending Greece' Euro membership.
Finnish government near to collapse this morning. True Finns saying NO for #Greece or leaving government.— maria stenroos (@mariastenroos) July 11, 2015
Head of grand committee won't comment whether news claiming FIN gov't supports temporary #Grexit are correct. "Position is secret."— Jarno Hartikainen (@JarnoHa) July 11, 2015
Would explain why Stubb, for the 1st time in his career, didn't find time for doorstep comments. https://t.co/EJHKVAgMGS— Jarno Hartikainen (@JarnoHa) July 11, 2015
Okay, already 3 big Finnish news outlets (MTV3, HS, YLE) reporting same thing: Finland wants #Greece out of eurozone.— Jarno Hartikainen (@JarnoHa) July 11, 2015
I wld still advise ppl to b cautious abt news FIN wanting #Greece out. Hard to believe they would play harder than DE, will follow Schäuble— Jarno Hartikainen (@JarnoHa) July 11, 2015
But... Schauble may just be following Merkel's orders, as the two are mmerely playing good cop, bad cop.
Finnish Kauppalehti confirms that the Finns party leader Timo Soini just said no to more Greek bailouts:
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini According to the Finnish Government does not allow for supporting the Greek. "The starting point is of course the fact that Finland's responsibilities do not grow. It is a government program entry," Foreign Minister Timo Soini commented on a possible third rescue package for Greece to Ilta-Sanomat.
In which case one can forget Grexit: at this point of total diplomatic failure, one should be worried how long before all the other insolvent, if actively pretending to be doing ok, PIIGS have before the wrath of "Northern Europe" turns their way. As for Greece, it now appears just a matter of time.