German Parliament Approves Contribution To Save Euro

05.21.10 | FL News Team

(Berlin)  --  Germany's parliament has ignored public opposition and approved a contribution to a bailout package for the troubled euro.  A majority of lawmakers in the parliament's lower house backed the measure, but ten members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition voted against it or abstained from the vote.  The upper house then approved the bill.  Merkel has been criticized for her participation in trying to resolve the euro crisis.  Some Germans don't want to spend money to bail out weaker members of the eurozone.  They cite a growing German deficit and opposition to helping nations that haven't been sufficiently disciplined in spending.