Breaking a Taboo Plans for Euro-Zone Tax Take Shape

After the Greek bailout disaster, Paris, Berlin and Brussels want to reform the euro zone by creating an economic government and a special tax for the currency area. German Finance Minister Schäuble is in favor, but Chancellor Merkel is skeptical.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a challenge to her euro-zone policies not only by French President François Hollande, but also by her own finance minister.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a challenge to her euro-zone policies not only by French President François Hollande, but also by her own finance minister.

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble believes an economic government should be established in the euro zone and his ideas may ultimately prevail over those of Chancellor Merkel.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble believes an economic government should be established in the euro zone and his ideas may ultimately prevail over those of Chancellor Merkel.

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