The Debt Drug How Long Will Hollande's Party Go On?

François Hollande is predicted to win France's presidential election, but his victory could endanger the euro zone's carefully negotiated fiscal pact. He also wants to water down the European Central Bank's statutes, forcing it to lend more to promote economic growth. But his plans would do little more than borrow time -- and they could be very dangerous for Germany.
Von Wolfgang Kaden
French presidential candidate François Hollande doesn't appear to have learned much from the economic crises of past decades.

French presidential candidate François Hollande doesn't appear to have learned much from the economic crises of past decades.

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