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Germany to have minimum wage 德國將推出最低工資標凖

更新時間 2013年 12月 13日, 星期五 - 格林尼治標準時間08:32
Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel: minimum wage for workers in Germany

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記者 Steve Evans 1122日從柏林發回的報道中說,德國凖備實行統一最低工資標凖。德國總理默克爾領導的聯盟黨正在和社民黨談判組建聯合政府,默克爾說她願意考慮在統一最低工資標凖舉措上做出讓步。此舉受到眾多歐元區國家的歡迎。下面是這篇報道的全文:

Chancellor Merkel said she would accept the minimum wage but, in return, would not accede to Social Democrat calls for higher taxes.

The French finance minister welcomed the floor on German pay as a signal of what he saw as a more cooperative German attitude within overall European economic policy.

It is not clear, though, that a German minimum wage would transform the European economic situation. It all depends on what level it is set at, and there is great resistance in Germany to doing anything which would make German exports less attractive.

Quiz 聽力測驗

1. True or false? Chancellor Merkel would accept both the minimum wage measure and the higher taxes calls.

False. Chancellor Merkel would only accept the minimum wage measure.

2. True or false? The German minimum wage measure is likely to transform the European economic situation.

False. It's not clear that the minimum wage measure would transform the European economic situation.

3. What did the French minister see in the German minimum wage measure?

He saw a more cooperative German attitude within overall European economic policy.

4. In Germany, what do people have great resistance towards?

People have great resistance towards doing anything that would make German exports less attractive.

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