Germany’s opposition Social Democrats demand measures to promote growth, ensure taxation of financial markets and reduce youth unemployment as conditions for supporting new euro-area budget rules, the party’s parliamentary leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Bild.
The party will only support the fiscal pact “if it is economically reasonable and fair,” Germany’s biggest tabloid quoted Steinmeier as saying in an e-mailed preview of an interview to be published tomorrow. “We won’t sign a blank check.”
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