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Germany’s Likely Finance Chief Hints He Might Not Be Too Hawkish

  • Fiscally hawkish FDP sees need to spend on digital economy
  • Coalition talks ‘difficult, tough,’ Lindner tells conference
Christian Lindner
Christian LindnerSource: Bloomberg

Christian Lindner, who is billed as Germany’s likeliest next finance minister, signaled that he wouldn’t necessarily be confined by his party’s fiscally-conservative positions amid needs for the country to invest.

The pro-business Free Democrats, which campaigned on reducing Germany’s borrowing and conforming with constitutional debt limits, also recognize the need to upgrade Germany’s digital economy and education system, Lindner said at a conference on Wednesday.