Debating German role in saving eurozone
Despite financial aid increases, some experts say Berlin cannot continue to bail out its neighbours.
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 19:59

Germany, which has the largest economy in Europe, has been a pivotal supporter of bailing out eurozone countries facing acute economic crises, including Greece and Portugal, and it currently supports the plan to help Spain. 

Berlin is so keen on helping the region, facing a worsening debt crisis and a depreciating currency, that parliament is voting on a permanent rescue mechanism.

However, a former central banker in Germany says his country can no longer afford to bankroll its struggling neighbours.

Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Berlin.


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