The German government says it has approved the country's contribution to the $1 trillion emergency rescue package to stabilize the euro currency.
A government official said Tuesday that Germany is expected to contribute at least $157 billion to the debt rescue measures, Voice of America informs.
The 16-nation single currency, which surged above $1.30 early on Monday, slipped below $1.27 as traders weighed debt worries and a perceived blow to the European Central Bank's independence in its weekend policy reversal to start buying euro zone government bonds.
The emergency plan -- the biggest since G20 leaders threw money at the global economy following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 -- wowed markets with its sheer size and sparked a spectacular rally in world stocks and the euro, Reuters reports.
Photos show many anti-Ukrainian and anti-EU slogans that the farmers use in their demonstration. One of the banners attached to a tractor calls on Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring "Ukraine, Brussels and our rulers” to order