Europe solves its debt crisis once and for all! (nth edition)

Another day, another LA Times debt story. I worked on this one, which appeared late last night, with the indomitable Henry Chu in London. My contributions, for those curious, included all the stuff from Merkel’s speech and the Bundestag vote, and conversations with a couple of experts.

Looking forward to writing this same story again in oh, about three months.

Kanzlermehrheit!

The German parliament just passed the European bailout fund expansion bill by a large majority. Even more important politically was that Chancellor Angela Merkel was able to muster a “chancellor’s majority” — that is, her own coalition was able to provide a majority of the yes votes, without having to rely on support from the opposition (which was nonetheless forthcoming). Check out the LA Times report, to which I contributed the breaking news and quotes and such.

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