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German and French finance ministers meet

The 'Europe' sculpture of Belgian artist May Claerhout showing a woman holding up the symbol of the Euro stands outside the European Parliament building.

The finance ministers of Germany and France are meeting today in Berlin, which is likely to spell the end of what has so far been a quiet August for the European debt crisis.

Marketplace's Stephen Beard says September is going to hold some big questions. Will the European Central Bank put together its rescue plan? Will Greece get its next chunk of money to allow it to stay in the euro? And will the German constitutional court rule in favor of the bailout fund?

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Stephen Beard is the European bureau chief and provides daily coverage of Europe’s business and economic developments for the entire Marketplace portfolio.

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