Despite cost of living aid, German minister keen to follow debt rules

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German Finance Minister Christian Lindner has said he wants to avoid generating additional debt, though measures are planned for the start of next year to support the public as the cost of living soars. “We will have to manage and economise within the framework set by the constitution,” Lindner, of the pro-business FDP, told dpa. His comments come amid speculation that Berlin might decide to make another exception to strict guidelines concerning the budget, known as the debt brake. The constitutional rule limits Germany’s public deficit to 0.35% of economic output unless there are exceptional …

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