Soros calls for Germany to ‘lead or leave euro’

International financier George Soros has called for Germany to “lead or leave the euro” days before a crucial ruling on the eurozone’s bailout fund by Germany’s constitutional court.

Mr Soros argued that the eurozone should target 5% economic growth.

That would require the bloc to abandon German-backed austerity measures and accept higher inflation, he says.

He also backed a new European Fiscal Authority financed by VAT receipts to oversee eurozone government finances.

In an article published in Monday’s New York Review of Books, Mr Soros said that Germany should become a more “benevolent” leading country or exit the single currency: “Either alternative would be better than to persist on the current course.”

via – BBC News

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