EU Said to Mull Wielding $1.3T to Break Impasse

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by ASusilovic, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. European governments may unleash as much as 940 billion euros ($1.3 trillion) to fight the debt crisis, seeking to break a deadlock between Germany and France that is forcing leaders to hold two summits within four days.

    Negotiations on combining the European Union’s temporary and planned permanent rescue funds as of mid-2012, while scrapping a ceiling on bailout spending, accelerated this week after efforts to leverage the temporary fund ran into European Central Bank opposition and provoked the French-German clash, two people familiar with the discussions said. They declined to be identified because political leaders will have to decide.

    That option may be one way out of the impasse between Europe’s two biggest economies. Finance ministers meet in Brussels today from about 2 p.m. to lay the groundwork for an Oct. 23 meeting of government leaders that had been the deadline for a solution to the debt crisis. A summit for Oct. 26 was set yesterday after Germany and France said the EU needs more time to seal a “global and ambitious” accord.

    “The market wants the euro crisis solved yesterday, and the politicians and finance ministries seem to be saying ‘yes we can, but no we won’t,’” Chris Rupkey, an economist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., said in an e-mail.
  3. Butterball


    Yawn. Same old BS.