Members of parliament for parties in Angela Merkel’s governing coalition say that the German government should offer so-called “sun-vouchers” to German citizens — subsidies for anyone who wants to vacation in formerly popular tourist spots in Greece and other troubled southern European economies. The proponents of the vouchers see them as a way for ordinary Germans to have a holiday away from the chilly wet German summer whilst helping areas that have been badly hit by the economic crisis.
In other news, the Australian Council of Churches objects to the name of the new “Australian Christians” political party. It says that no party should be allowed to use a name that purports to represent an entire faith.
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