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Merkel Says EFSF Bond Purchasing Isn’t Being Debated

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a press conference on June 20, 2012 in Berlin. Photographer: Johanees Eisele/AFP/GettyImages

June 20 (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that allowing the European Financial Stability Facility to purchase bonds isn’t being debated.

“There is no concrete planning that I know about, but there is the possibility of purchasing sovereign bonds on the secondary market,” Merkel told reporters today in Berlin after talks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

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To contact the reporter on this story: Patrick Donahue in Berlin at pdonahue1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Leon Mangasarian at lmangasarian@bloomberg.net

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