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US News Coronavirus: Merkel ready to show solidarity

18:35  09 april  2020
18:35  09 april  2020 Source:   liberation.fr

Angela Merkel more popular than ever

 Angela Merkel more popular than ever © Fabrizio Bensch The empty chair usually reserved for Angela Merkel during government meetings. Here on March 23. Thanks to good communication, making it appear as sincere and modest, the German Chancellor is the preferred political figure of the country in these times of health crisis. The Chancellor is invisible. But it has never been so popular. According to the monthly barometer of public television (ARD), it is again at the top of the most popular political figures in the country.

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday rejected demands by Italy for common euro zone bonds to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, adding that Germany would back other instruments to help countries hard-hit “And Germany is ready for this solidarity and committed to it.

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday rejected demands by Italy for common euro zone bonds to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, adding that Germany would back other instruments to help countries hard-hit “And Germany is ready for this solidarity and committed to it.

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-GERMANY-MERKEL: Coronavirus: Merkel ready to show solidarity

CORONAVIRUS: MERKEL PRÊTE À FAIRE PREUVE DE SOLIDARITÉ © Reuters / POOL CORONAVIRUS: MERKEL READY TO SHOW SOLIDARITY

BERLIN (Reuters) - L 'Germany is ready to show solidarity with the member states of the euro zone hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, assured Angela Merkel on Thursday, while rejecting the solution of common obligations, desired by Italy.

"I spoke at length today with the President of the Italian Council Giuseppe Conte and we agree that there is an urgent need for solidarity in Europe, which is going through one of its most difficult periods, if not the most difficult "said the German Chancellor.

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Still, Merkel said that no additional quarantine measures are required. She thinks her cabinet could discuss relaxing “And Germany is ready for this solidarity and committed to it. Still, solidarity or not, she flat-out rejected common eurozone bonds to mitigate the economic damage suffered by the

Coronavirus pandemic. Image copyright Reuters. Image caption Chancellor Merkel addressed reporters alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that up to 70% of the country's population - some 58 "This is a test for our solidarity , our common sense and care for each other.

"Germany is ready to show this solidarity and is attached to it. The well-being of Germany depends on the well-being of Europe. Now, which instruments are suitable for this purpose? Here, opinions differ. "

"You know that I consider that we should not have a common debt because of the situation of our political union, that is why we are opposed to it. But there are many ways of showing solidarity and I think that we will find a good solution, "she added.

After 16 hours of discussions, Tuesday and Wednesday, the finance ministers of the euro zone did not manage to agree on the common mechanisms to be implemented to overcome the economic crisis due to the coronavirus.

The discussions, which oppose certain northern European countries led by the Netherlands, hostile to any pooling of debts or any credit without strict conditions, to others like Italy, more indebted and more severely hit by the epidemic, were to resume this Thursday at 15:00 GMT.

(Joseph Nasr, French version Jean-Philippe Lefief)

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