Solid finances are needed “so we can be self-determined,” Merkel said in a speech to the Lower Saxony state convention of her Christian Democratic Union party in the northern town of Celle today.
Curbing debt “isn’t a penny pinchers’ project” but about giving people the chance to shape their future, Merkel said. “It won’t always be easy.”
Lower Saxony, which has a CDU-led government, holds state elections on Jan. 20.
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