Germany under fresh pressure to boost spending

Radio France Internationale | Sep 13, 2019 at 10:04 AM
  • Germany faced fresh pressure on Friday to boost public spending and help revive a sputtering European economy, a day after the European Central Bank warned it had reached the limit of its powers.
  • France has voiced the loudest calls that Berlin abandon low spending, a point finance minister Bruno Le Maire repeated on Friday.
  • German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz was not drawn on the issue on Wednesday, insisting only that the ECB was an independent institution.