State Challenge Merkel May Have to Make Concessions for EU Fiscal Pact Support

To push through the fiscal pact she has envisioned for Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will require two-thirds majority support from Germany's states. But leaders in Baden-Württemberg have complicated approval by saying they will link backing for the pact to conditions that include a greater say over taxation decisions.
Could the European Union fiscal pact championed by Chancellor Angela Merkel face a challenge by opposition politicians?

Could the European Union fiscal pact championed by Chancellor Angela Merkel face a challenge by opposition politicians?

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