But as she says:
Each country wants to help but if I am going to call on taxpayers in Germany, I must have guarantees that all is under control. Responsibility and control go hand in hand.There are two main problems with the latest sets of proposals, which Richard North has been tracking in detail.
If I give money straight to Spanish banks, I can't control what they do. That is how the treaties are written.
First, Southern Europe wants Northern Europe to prop it up without surrendering any autonomy.
Second, all these ideas treat symptoms, not causes.
- Countries' economies still won't have converged. So some will continue to have the wrong interest rate
- Countries will continue to have hugely different tolerances of internal corruption among their politicians
- Southern Europe will remain uncompetitive, with years of grinding internal devaluations in front of it.