Germany Responds to Finance Crisis Parliament Approves Bank Bailout Package

As Germany's parliament moved to approve the country's massive €500 billion financial industry rescue plan on Friday, left-leaning politicians said it wouldn't go far enough. Trade unions and some Social Democrats say the government must also respond to the threat of a recession.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the bailout vote on Friday: Only the Left Party and Greens opposed the package.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the bailout vote on Friday: Only the Left Party and Greens opposed the package.

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