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Germany acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that Greece may need to restructure its debt but said such a step could only be pursued before 2013 if it were done on a voluntary basis.
What is it with the magic 2013 date?

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 14th, 2011 at 04:00:29 AM EST
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Next German Federal elections?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Apr 14th, 2011 at 04:06:01 AM EST
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Surely they'd be better off doing it all now? Voters will have forgotten by 2013?

I suspect it's  the complex of regional and federal elections from now to 2013: lose too many of the smaller ones and Merkel will be gone.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 14th, 2011 at 05:01:27 AM EST
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Do voters care much? She may be postponing the problem so that her successor has to deal with it. If she gets reelected, then they can start talking about 2017 being the key date....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Apr 14th, 2011 at 08:16:19 AM EST
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The date for the next fiveyear plan?

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Apr 14th, 2011 at 08:00:04 AM EST
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