German opposition says EU treaty likely delayed
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refusal to amend a European treaty on fiscal discipline with measures to promote growth in struggling EU countries might delay the deal's ratification in Germany, an opposition leader said.
The Social Democrats' caucus leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily on Saturday that his party also wants a financial transaction tax in return for the treaty's ratification. Merkel needs the opposition's support to garner a two-thirds majority.
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