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Bargain Borrowing Costs Euro Crisis Will Help Germany Balance Its Budget

Low interest rates on German bonds are translating into billions in savings. Now economists have calculated that the country should be able to balance its budget by next year -- something that is likely to increase criticism of Germany's crisis management. Meanwhile, Chancellor Merkel has warned that Germany could be "overwhelmed" by efforts to solve the crisis.
Chancellor Merkel clenchs her fist as she delivers a speech on the euro crisis to the German parliament on Thursday.

Chancellor Merkel clenchs her fist as she delivers a speech on the euro crisis to the German parliament on Thursday.

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