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The German economic policy agenda for Europe

The German presidency of the European Union is likely to have a mixed legacy. On one hand, the financial packages agreed should be considered a French-German political success. On the other, the fiscal consequences of the new measures will allow the European Union to raise debt on an unprecedented scale, which could bring about a return to the economic stagnation of the 1970s.

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