Holiday time comes to the Bundestag

Ireland’s politicians are not the only ones busily packing their buckets and spades and heading for the beach this week.

23rd July, 2012

Ireland’s politicians are not the only ones busily packing their buckets and spades and heading for the beach this week.

German chancellor Angela Merkel and finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble plan to leave Berlin and the ongoing European debt crisis behind and go on summer vacation this week, the government said.

Merkel, who has no appointments scheduled for this week, has already begun her vacation, government spokesman Georg Streiter told reporters today. Schaeuble will...

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