Bloomberg – Merkel Cites Canada As Deficit-Model In Europe’s Crisis – 16 August 2012

(Lucas : Maybe they should look into Iceland’s handling of things. Getting away from the old and starting new with incredible results.)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel renewed her call for austerity as crucial to tackling financial turmoil in the euro area, praising Canada’s economic example as she returned to the crisis fight after her summer vacation.

Merkel, facing European pressure to ease bailout terms and allow shared debt, and from global partners to do more to stop contagion, used a visit to Canada as the stage for her first public comments in a month on the crisis. She hailed Canada’s budget discipline, promotion of economic growth and “not living on borrowed money” as models for the 17-nation euro region.

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