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German Parliament’s Upper House Approves ESM and Fiscal Pact

Germany’s upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, approved the future euro region financial backstop, the European Stability Mechanism, and the fiscal pact aimed at imposing budget discipline on European Union states. The vote today in Berlin came after the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, approved the measures earlier today.

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