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Bundestag backs Greek bailout extension

While the four-month extension passed with a comfortable majority of 542 out of 587 lawmakers in the Bundestag who voted, there was a substantial rebellion within Ms Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and sister party the Christian Social Union. There were 13 abstentions.


Invoking the second world war, Wolfgang Schäuble, finance minister, told the Bundestag: "In the 70 years since this catastrophe, the German catastrophe, we Germans should do everything we can to ensure that we hold Europe together."

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Fri Feb 27th, 2015 at 09:46:05 AM EST

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