Merkel faces growing criticism from allies over Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a growing number of critics in her own party to her debt-crisis policies, potentially hindering a European compromise on the firewall to limit contagion from Greece.

16th March, 2012
Merkel faces growing criticism from allies over Greece
“My support is not without its limits,” said one ally of Angela Merkel.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a growing number of critics in her own party to her debt-crisis policies, potentially hindering a European compromise on the firewall to limit contagion from Greece.

Three lawmakers in Merkel’s bloc defied party leaders to reject the Greek bailout on February 27th after voting to strengthen the rescue fund in September. Merkel depended on the opposition to push through the €130 billion package due to defectors in her caucus,...

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