Germany will take no new debt over next four years: Finance minister
March 22, 2018 | 1:07 PM
by Reuters
German Finance Minister and vice-chancellor Olaf Scholz and Chancellor Angela Merkel during a session of the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, March 21, 2018. Photo: Reuters

Berlin: Germany will pile no new debt over the next four years, Social Democrat Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Thursday, sticking to the strict fiscal discipline path of his conservative predecessor, Wolfgang Schaeuble.

"One thing we need for sure in order to ensure the economy remains on a good path is a solid fiscal policy and we are committed to the goal of no new debt," Scholz told parliament.

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