, based on reporting by EURACTIV Germany

Elections 02-10-2012

Outspoken German politician hits back in Swiss tax dispute

Peer Steinbrück, the former Germany finance minister who is to run as the Social-Democrat (SPD) challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel next year, has demonstrated his tendency for plain speaking by calling Swiss bankers 'Indians' in a move that seems to set the tone for his electoral campaign.
Euro & Finance 16-05-2012

German Social Democrats unveil plan for growth

The German Social Democrats have indicated to French President François Hollande that they will support him in adopting a European pact to boost growth, but that they would like to keep this separate from the fiscal compact treaty. EURACTIV Germany reports. 
Euro & Finance 25-04-2012

MP: Bundestag ready to accept cosmetic changes to fiscal pact

A high-ranking member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition has said that they are ready to accept “rhetorical” changes to the EU' fiscal compact treaty in case of a victory of socialist candidate François Hollande in the French presidential elections.