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Merkel needs MPs' mandate for euro decisions-aide
October 21, 2011 / 10:10 AM / 6 years ago

Merkel needs MPs' mandate for euro decisions-aide

BERLIN, Oct 21 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said on Friday the upcoming euro zone crisis summit had to be split in two because Merkel needed a mandate from a powerful parliamentary committee to okay key decisions, and this had not been possible so far.

Spokesman Steffen Seibert said there had to be two summits -- on Sunday and on Wednesday -- because there had not been time for the lower house’s budget committee to study proposals in detail -- and in German -- in time for Sunday’s meeting.

“Decisions could not be made on Sunday because without a discussion and approval by the budget committee, the chancellor would have had to travel to Brussels without a mandate on these issues,” said Seibert.

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