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Germany: EU Minister almost approves package, hope we do before Easter | Instant News


BERLIN, April 8 (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday that he hopes EU finance ministers will reach an agreement in their talks on a rescue package for the virus economy before Easter after they failed to get compromise in all-night talks.

“We almost agree but it is not enough,” Scholz said after the EU chief of finance ministers said on Wednesday morning he postponed the discussion until Thursday.

Scholz said there were three proposals, which had a combined volume of 500 billion euros ($ 542.55 billion). ($ 1 = 0.9216 euros) (Reporting by Michelle Martin Editing by Paul Carrel)

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