There are a few concerns arose for Germany on her economy. Should Germany launch a programme of spending on, for example, its infrastructure? Should the government ditch the policy of balancing the budget, known as ‘the black zero’ and the related legal restriction on borrowing called the ‘debt brake’?
European Parliament Ms Lagarde suggested some countries in the euro area can use some of their fiscal space in order to improve broadband infrastructure and set in place the public spending that will help fight the recession.
IMF’s chief economist suggested Germany should take advantage of a negative borrowing rates to invest in social and infrastructure capital.
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