Greece wants bold Merkel em­brace of Macron's euro zone plans

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BER­LIN: Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel should be bolder in re­spond­ing to French pro­pos­als to strengthen the euro zone, the Greek fi­nance min­is­ter said in in­ter­view pub­lished on Wed­nes­day, adding that con- cerns over Italy had high­lighted the need to act.

Asked by Ger­man news­pa­per Zeit On­line whether Europe needed a vi­sion like that em­bod­ied in Pres­i­dent Em­manuel-Macron’s re­form pro­pos­als or a more re­al­is­tic ap­proach fa­vored by Merkel, Eu­clid Tsakalo­tos said: “Whether it is re­al­is­tic or not has to be de­ter­mined.”

He added: “Just con­tin­u­ing as be­fore will not solve the euro zone’s prob­lems. Merkel could be bolder. And that would be good for Ger­many and for her legacy as a Euro­pean politi­cian.”

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