Merkel clarified her views on several issues.
In the interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung Merkel also embraced some of French President Emmanuel Macron's ideas for more solidarity in the euro zone and the broader European Union.
"Solidarity among euro partners should never lead to a debt [sharing] union".
When it comes to assessing Italy's new governing coalition, made up of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the far-right League, DW noted that Merkel has remained among the calmer voices.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will approach Italy's populist new government with an open mind and try to work with it "instead of speculating about its intentions". European leaders in Brussels, already anxious about Poland and Hungary, now worry a menace to European unity from inside its core. Merkel did not say if her concerns had been addressed.
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She also said the EMF should be able to assess the debt sustainability of member states and "the instruments needed to restore this if necessary" - a nod to debt restructuring, which France opposes.
She added: "In addition I can imagine the possibility of a credit line that is short-term, five years for example".
Merkel backed the step-by-step introduction of a euro zone investment budget in the low double-digit billions of euros, saying this could be housed within the European Union budget or outside. "This is very pleasing", SPD leader Andrea Nahles told the ARD public broadcaster. "In the future we will have to react to the challenges that we are faced with", she said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is coming under pressure to address allegations that she knew as early as past year about mismanagement in the government office for refugees that came to light recently.
As reported by Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's global broadcaster, Conte, a little-known Italian law professor, has mostly kept quiet since being sworn in on June 1, but he announced on Facebook that, along with Merkel, he had also held talks with France's Emmanuel Macron on June 2.