Merkel’s in Hot Water… So All Future Backstops Will Be Even MORE “Strings Attached”
by Phoenix Capital Research
Spain, which is now at the forefront of the Great Western Debt Default Collapse, has opted to seek funding from the mega-bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) rather than going directly to the ECB or the IMF.
The reasons for this are clear: the IMF doesn’t have the funds (nor will it as the US won’t fund a European bailout during a Presidential election year). And the ECB is now backed into a political corner with Germany.
However, Spain is discovering that even ESM funding doesn’t come without strings attached:
Germany Rejects Spain Banks Tapping Bailout Fund, Meister Says