Existential Euro Debate Franco-German Battle over the ECB Intensifies

Germany remains adamantly opposed to using the European Central Bank as the lender of last resort to prop up the common currency. But with debt contagion rapidly spreading to several more euro-zone countries, France has upped the pressure. The future of the EU may be at stake.
Germany remains opposed to relying on the European Central Bank to save the common currency.

Germany remains opposed to relying on the European Central Bank to save the common currency.

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