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    Germany 'wont give more to EU bail-out fund'

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble ruled out Germany contributing any more money to the beefed-up EU bail-out fund than the 211 billion euros approved by parliament, in an interview published Saturday...

    He also suggested the European Stability Mechanism, which is due to replace the EFSF by 2013 at the latest, would be smaller....

    A majority of Germans (58%) consider it was a mistake to boost the EFSF, according to a poll to be published Sunday in the weekly Bild am Sonntag...

    going to be interesting to see what form of the Euro survives all this.

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    Re: Germany 'wont give more to EU bail-out fund'

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    going to be interesting to see what form of the Euro survives all this.
    Could be the end of the EU.

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    Re: Germany 'wont give more to EU bail-out fund'

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Could be the end of the EU.
    Yea that would please a lot of Americans and Brits.... not that it will ever happen... The US falling apart due to right vs left civil war is more likely.
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    Re: Germany 'wont give more to EU bail-out fund'

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The US falling apart due to right vs left civil war is more likely.
    Yes Pete. Of course.

    You know what else is just as likely, me having anal sex with Natalie Portman while on the Hulk at Universal Studios.

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    Re: Germany 'wont give more to EU bail-out fund'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Yes Pete. Of course.

    You know what else is just as likely, me having anal sex with Natalie Portman while on the Hulk at Universal Studios.
    Yea exactly!....

    Point is there is way too much invested in the EU and there are far too many benefits for the EU to fall apart. Even the most Euro-sceptic country of the UK has had Conservative governments that have been Euro-sceptic for ages and yet they still wont let the Brits vote in a referendum and openly back the EU....
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    Re: Germany 'wont give more to EU bail-out fund'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Yes Pete. Of course.

    You know what else is just as likely, me having anal sex with Natalie Portman while on the Hulk at Universal Studios.
    Which is still more likely than the EU ceasing to exist, so Pete ain't wrong.
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    Re: Germany 'wont give more to EU bail-out fund'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Yes Pete. Of course.

    You know what else is just as likely, me having anal sex with Natalie Portman while on the Hulk at Universal Studios.
    One question though... what is the Hulk at Universal Studios? Not been there since 1983 heh..
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    Re: Germany 'wont give more to EU bail-out fund'

    I find this development interesting on one side, but disturbing on the other. And I am disappointed by my (German) politicians. Merkel and her conservative CDU flip-flopped all the time, it was never clear whether she wants to appease the euroskeptics who don't want to spend more money, or if she takes a clear stance in favor of a European solution. That Merkel's small coalition junior partner, the libertarian FDP, is at the brink of collapse, didn't help either.

    If anything, I would like to see the German government to take a clear stance, either a clear "no" to European solutions, or a clear "yes". A strict, consistent course in either way would be better, than talking a middle way, flip flopping all the time, and claiming after each new step that this was the last step, although everybody knows this isn't the case.
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    Re: Germany 'wont give more to EU bail-out fund'

    truth. let your yes be yes and your no be no.

    as for the EU, it will not survive in it's current form. there simply isn't a way to bail out a structural defect - someone somewhere will have to go.

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    Re: Germany 'wont give more to EU bail-out fund'

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    truth. let your yes be yes and your no be no.

    as for the EU, it will not survive in it's current form. there simply isn't a way to bail out a structural defect - someone somewhere will have to go.
    I really hope the EU will survive, ideally in a better form than it used to be. Wouldn't be a bad side effect if this crisis could result in a better EU than the one we used to have.

    The possibility of the EU falling apart, on the other side, worries me. Despite all its flaws, it was the best historical answer we have to centuries of bloody wars and division.
    "Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."

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