The interview kicks off like this:
SPIEGEL: Minister Schäuble, 15 years ago, a leading German politician wrote a book in which he predicted that the euro would no longer allow countries belonging to the European common currency the luxury of "relapsing into comfortable debt creation." Do you have any idea who made this prognosis?
SPIEGEL: It was the then-floor leader of conservatives in parliament,.
Schäuble also floats the old "Lehman" myth - which we've addressed here.