News Summary: German minister warns of debate tone

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Posted: Aug 06, 2012 2:35 PM
News Summary: German minister warns of debate tone

ACHTUNG!: Germany's foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle, warned Monday that debates about European policy are taking on a "very dangerous" tone but didn't specify who his warning was aimed at.

THE TWO SIDES: European politicians are split between those in stable countries who argue that bailing out countries unconditionally would only encourage them to backslide on reform measures and those in struggling countries who are pushing for pan-European aid.

TOUGH TALK: Westerwelle said attempts to grab domestic political attention "cannot be the yardstick for our action in any European country, including Germany — the situation in Europe is too serious for that."


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