Young Germans carrying paper replicas of the euro, Munich (file photo, 2001)
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Greeks reject German plan for EU budget commissioner

Greek officials have reacted angrily to a leaked German proposal for an EU budget commissioner with veto powers over Greek taxes and spending.

The Greek government said it must remain in control of its own budget.

The European Commission says it wants to reinforce its monitoring of Greek finances, but Greece should retain sovereign control.

Mark Lowen reports.

  • 29 Jan 2012
  • From the section Europe
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