Barroso comments on easing austerity upset Merkel ally "greatly"

A key parliamentary ally of Angela Merkel has said that remarks by European Commission President Jose Barroso’s on easing off austerity measures “upset me greatly.”

23rd April, 2013
European Commission President Jose Barroso: austerity has reached the limit of public acceptance.

A key parliamentary ally of Angela Merkel has said that remarks by European Commission President Jose Barroso’s on easing off austerity measures “upset me greatly.”

Norbert Barthle is parliamentary budget spokesman for Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union in parliament.

* **COMMENT: Mixed messages on austerity ignore reality, writes Cliff Taylor.**

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