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Germans Want More Influence Than Malta
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Germans Want More Influence Than Malta

A German MP has said it is “a serious mistake” that Malta and Cyprus have the same voting power as Germany on the council of the Europ-ean Central Bank. Frank Schaeffler, a Free Democrat dissenter in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition, passed the remark as he was making a case for a reform of the...

EU Summit: Last-chance Saloon for Eurozone Project
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EU Summit: Last-chance Saloon for Eurozone Project

This week’s EU summit is being seen as the last chance for the eurozone. But as European leaders make a final bid to save the single currency, critics say the two-day talking shop is about as useful as rearranging chairs on a sinking ship. ­The summit, which will take place on Thursday and Friday in...

Eurozone Crisis Hits Germany
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Eurozone Crisis Hits Germany

„The debt crisis is burrowing ever deeper, like a worm, and is now reaching Germany,“ says Free Democrat Party backbencher Frank Schaeffler, a member of Angela Merkel’s governing coalition. Indeed, the country that all are looking to to save the Eurozone from collapse is now in big trouble. Read more…

One Nation Could Leave Euro, Says BoE’s David Miles
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One Nation Could Leave Euro, Says BoE’s David Miles

There is a risk that one eurozone states could leave the single currency bloc, Bank of England policymaker David Miles said in an interview broadcast on ITV late on Wednesday. „I don’t think any of us can feel confident one way or another about whether all the countries that are currently in the euro zone...

German Lawmakers Pass Expanded Euro Bailout Fund
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German Lawmakers Pass Expanded Euro Bailout Fund

Germany’s parliament approved a plan Thursday to expand the power of a European bailout fund for troubled countries that use the euro. The Bundestag, or lower house, passed the bill 523-85 in a vote considered one of the biggest in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s career. Some party members have called for Greece to default and leave...

Ten Influential People Who Believe the Euro Must Split
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Ten Influential People Who Believe the Euro Must Split

The writers differ in whether this is only Greece or a host of other countries. Some have UK cabinet experience, some Nobel prizes in economics and hail from the left, the right and the centre of the political spectrum. But all believe the currency will lose members – starting in Athens. German FDP MP Frank...

German MP Says Berlin Should Help Greece Leave Euro
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German MP Says Berlin Should Help Greece Leave Euro

Germany should constructively support any efforts by Greece to abandon the euro and return to the drachma, a leading MP in Germany’s junior coalition Free Democrats (FDP) said on Saturday. „If Greece wants to leave the euro zone, that is its own autonomous decision,“ Frank Schaeffler, an FDP member in the finance committee of the...

Greece Seeks Activation of Rescue Package
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Greece Seeks Activation of Rescue Package

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called for the activation of a joint euro-zone International Monetary Fund financial rescue to pull his country out of a major debt crisis. Saying financial market pressure threatened to derail Greece’s economy with high borrowing costs, Mr. Papandreou said he had asked Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou to make a formal...

Greece Urged to Sell Islands
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Greece Urged to Sell Islands

Greece should consider selling some of its uninhabited islands to raise cash for the debt-ridden nation, two German politicians have suggested. Josef Schlarmann, a senior member of the Christian Democratic Union, and Frank Schaeffler, a finance policy expert of the Free Democratic Party, made the comments in an interview with Bild newspaper on Thursday. „Those...

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