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"Germany is stepping totally on the brakes on financial assistance," said a senior EU diplomat. "On legal grounds, on constitutional grounds and on principle."

Legal grounds: do they mean the Lisbon Treaty?
Constitutional grounds: do they mean the German Constitution? Does it bind other EU states?
Principle: sure, Germans are monetarist hawks.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Feb 12th, 2010 at 06:47:34 AM EST
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