The German interior minister said that Greece should be encouraged to abandon the euro, and that the Greek economy would have a better chance of recovery if it did. Not long after he made his remarks he was rebuked by Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said she disagreed with him.
In other news, the Spanish government has said that it will have no objection if Scotland joins the European Union after it gains independence. Some Spaniards, however, are concerned that such a move would encourage separatist movements in certain Spanish provinces, such as Catalonia.
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