Merkel aide rejects conservative critique of euro reforms

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron leave after a press conference after their meeting at the German government guesthouse Meseberg Palace in Meseberg, Germany, June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s agreement with French President Emmanuel Macron on euro zone reforms does not violate the coalition agreement, as some Bavarian conservatives have suggested, an aide to the German leader said. Chancellery Minister Helge Braun underscored Germany’s determination to maintain control and avoid turning the euro zone into a “debt union” […]

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