2017-05-16 — yahoo.com
Among reforms he wants to see are setting up a separate budget for the 28-member group, as well as giving it its own parliament and finance minister...
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned that such deep-reaching reforms would require treaty changes, which were "not realistic" at a time when Europe is hit by a surge of anti-euro populism.
... But at a joint press conference following their talks, Merkel adopted a conciliatory tone and offered what appeared to be a key concession.
"From the German point of view, it's possible to change the treaty if it makes sense," she said.
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