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German Opposition Warns of Euro Collapse Dangers

Posted By admin On December 6, 2011 @ 4:25 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
December 6, 2011

Former German finance minister Peer Steinbrueck, an opposition leader and possible candidate for chancellor in 2013, warned on Tuesday of the perils of a collapse of the euro zone, saying it could revive nationalist sentiment in Europe.

“If the euro zone were to collapse it could quickly lead to a political renationalization in Europe,” Steinbrueck said in a speech to delegates at a party congress of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD).

Steinbrueck, one of three SPD contenders to carry the party banner into an election due in two years, attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel for stirring anti-European sentiments in Germany by using terms like “transfer union” to refer to the euro zone.

“European integration is the answer for 1945 and it is the answer for the 21st century,” Steinbrueck said in a speech broadcast live on several national television networks.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.cnbc.com/id/45564187

[2] World Bank warns that euro collapse could spark global crisis: http://www.prisonplanet.com/world-bank-warns-that-euro-collapse-could-spark-global-crisis.html

[3] Germany dampens hopes as France warns of euro ‘explosion’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/germany-dampens-hopes-as-france-warns-of-euro-explosion.html

[4] German euro founder calls for ‘catastrophic’ currency to be broken up: http://www.prisonplanet.com/german-euro-founder-calls-for-catastrophic-currency-to-be-broken-up.html

[5] German court rules that euro bailouts are legal but places restrictions on approval of rescue plans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/german-court-rules-that-euro-bailouts-are-legal-but-places-restrictions-on-approval-of-rescue-plans.html

[6] German Euro-Deputy: S&P Downgrade Part of American ‘War Against the Euro’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/german-euro-deputy-sp-downgrade-part-of-american-%e2%80%98war-against-the-euro%e2%80%99.html

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