(Reuters) Spain ready for bailout, Germany signals "wait"-sources

“The Spanish were a bit hesitant but now they are ready to request aid,” a senior European source said. Three other euro zone senior euro zone sources confirmed the shift in the Spanish position, all speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss the matter.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said Spain is taking all the right steps to overcome its fiscal problems and does not need a bailout, arguing that investors will recognise and reward Spanish reforms in due course.

Privately, several European diplomats and a senior German source said Chancellor Angela Merkel preferred to avoid putting more individual bailouts for distressed euro zone countries to her increasingly reluctant parliament.

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One comment on “(Reuters) Spain ready for bailout, Germany signals "wait"-sources

  1. AnglicanFirst says:

    In the long run, only Spain can “bail out” Spain. Anything coming from other nations will be a drink of “the hair of the dog that bit me the night before” which only provides short term alleviation of a chronic dependency on social entitlements that Spain cannot afford to pay for on its own.

    And this will require a dramatic shift in Spanish attitudes towards entitlements and what entitlements the people of Spain can afford and how to pay for them.