German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bearing as a frugal “housewife” on Greece and other troubled euro nations is a campaign vote-winner that won’t change after election day, a regional leader of her party said.
Poland’s Democratic Left Alliance seeks to balance the budget and help entrepreneurs, party leader Grzegorz Napieralski said, abandoning calls for higher social spending before a vote that may return the party to government.
Talks on forming Finland’s new government are still open to the Left Alliance as well as the Green Party, Finance Minister Jyrki Katainen said in Brussels today according to Finnish state-owned broadcaster YLE.
Marek Belka ’s chances of being nominated as Poland’s central bank governor this week may have grown after the zloty lost 1.7 percent against the euro in the past five days on concern over Hungary’s debt and deficit.
Marek Belka , who has worked for the International Monetary Fund and United Nations, will probably be confirmed tomorrow as governor of Poland’s central bank after the parliamentary finance committee backed him and opposition lawmakers signaled their support.
The Turkish lira depreciated to the weakest level in more than two weeks against the euro as the common currency advanced on expectations that the winning party in Italian elections will maintain austerity measures.
Grzegorz Napieralski has resigned as the leader of Poland’s Democratic Left Alliance after partial election returns showed the party posting the lowest result of the five that made it into parliament, TVN24 television reported in an e-mail, without saying where it got the information.