Merkel’s Federal Cabinet has decided on new plans to supply the population in disasters, reports the Reuters news agency. The draft law adopted on Wednesday according to participant data provides inter alia new powers of the authorities. According to this, farms or other foodstuffs can be confiscated in order to ensure the nutrition of the population. The emergency plans are to take effect if a large number of Germans can no longer cover the free market with food. Examples of catastrophes are martial conflicts, a large-area power failure, a pandemic or a stop with large-area radioactive radiation. Continue reading
London: Germany has disclosed that it is making contingency plans for Greece to leave the euro as “make or break talks” are expected to end without agreement.
Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister, said he was not hopeful that Greece and its creditors would reach agreement on the release of new bail-out funds.
With Greece set to default on a US$1.1 billion ($1.4 billion) debt repayment, Mr Schaeuble said that Angela Merkel’s government was making emergency plans for the country’s exit from the eurozone. Continue reading