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12th Aug 2020

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Germany relaxes stance on EU joint debt

Germany might let EU institutions borrow money on the international markets using the EU budget as security chancellor Merkel has said. "I can imagine such instruments further down the line ... More generally I would like to say that Germany not only wants to act in solidarity, but that it will act in solidarity," she said. Germany and The Netherlands have previously opposed issuing joint debt to fight the slowdown.

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