"I would have said, of course there must be consolidation of public budgets â¿¿ but please not in a deadly dose for these countries," he said.Merkel noted that Steinbrueck's Social Democrats have voted for the various measures she has put forward in the crisis â¿¿ including a European budget-discipline pact â¿¿ and insisted that her approach is the way to fix the eurozone's troubles.
Merkel, German Election Rival Debate Euro Crisis
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