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Ikke før blekket på den nye redningsavtalen for euroen var tørt, så rakner avtalen. Det viser seg nå at landene har fått kalde føtter, de vil ikke være med å betale 200 milliarder euro til Pengefondet, for at det skal redde de gjeldstyngede landene.

Dette var et vesentlig punkt for å gjenreise markedets tillit til betalingsevnen.

In the 9 December agreement, all EU leaders except the British prime minister agreed to «consider and confirm within 10 days» to supplement IMF funds by €200 billion. The money is supposed to come from bilateral loans from European national banks «to ensure that the IMF has adequate resources to deal with the crisis.»

Men nå har landene ombestemt seg. Selv Tyskland mener det ikke har adgang til en slik manøver.

Days after leaders pledged to channel €200 billion through the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help rescue the eurozone, the Czech Republic, Estonia and the German central bank have come out against the idea. Japan, Canada and the US are also sending negative signals.

On Sunday (11 December), a member of the German central bank, Andreas Dombret, told Handelsblatt that his institution cannot be used for any covert funding of eurozone states through the back door of the IMF.

«The money cannot migrate into some sort of special pot that is used exclusively for Europe. That would be a clear breach of the prohibition of monetary financing of states. The German Bundesbank has explicitly ruled this out,» he said.

Dombret said the Bundesbank’s share of such an IMF package would be €45 billion and is «inherently risky», as it would breach the €211-billion-ceiling imposed by the parliament on EU bail-outs.

A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed on Monday that the funding plan has to be sent to parliament, but could not specify if MPs will be merely informed about it or will get a chance to vote. Merkel is set to address parliament on Wednesday.

Flere andre land er selv del av Pengefondets lånepakker, og som låntakere kan de ikke betale penger inn i systemet. Det viser seg plutselig at man har gjort opp regning uten vert. Tsjekkia vil ikke betale, Polen uttaler seg svevende, Estland skylder penger, det samme gjør Romania. Så hvem skal egentlig betale?

Det kan se ut som David Cameron ikke blir stående så alene likevel.

IMF euro rescue starts to unravel

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