German Election 2017: Merkel slapped down for ‘pots of money’ for Macron
The Free Democratic party, led by Christian Lindner, 38, has angrily condemned fiscal leeway from Germany to troubled eurozone countries like Greece and even France.
Mr Lindner, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ally turned rival, made it clear under his stewardship, clear lines would be drawn in the sand for the French.
He said: “My impression is that Mrs Merkel has already agreed with Mr Macron to set up new money pots and transfers in Europe for the time after our election.”
Adding: “Euro countries must be responsible for their own fiscal policy.”
The FDP also opposed bailouts for Greece and... read more
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