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How Germany learned to stop worrying and love EU bailouts

29 days ago   |   By Politico

BERLIN - Imagine if Germans were asked to funnel untold billions of tax revenue to Italy and other southern European countries to prop up their economies. Europe's notoriously parsimonious economic powerhouse would be on the warpath, right?
Guess again. As money began to flow from the European Union's €750 billion “Next Generation EU” pandemic rescue fund - which German taxpayers contribute more than a quarter to - the reaction in Germany was... silence.
“I think it's fair for a country that is so financially sound to take on this responsibility,” said Veronika Golyak, a 31-year-old...
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