EU Roadmap To Fiscal, Bank Union Runs Into German Rebuff

By James G. Neuger and Rebecca Christie – Jun 26, 2012

(Bloomberg)

European proposals to reshape the crisis-struck euro area ran into immediate criticism fromGermany for putting too much emphasis on debt sharing and too little on controlling national budgets.

The 10-year road map, released today by four officials led by European Union President Herman Van Rompuy, centered on common banking supervision and deposit insurance and a “criteria-based and phased” move toward joint debt issuance. It also suggests that the EU could impose upper limits on annual budgets and debt levels of nations that use the euro.

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