Germany’s Lindner says Europe could protect its economy from rising inflation during the Ukrainian war.

Free Democratic Party (FDP) leader Christian Lindner issued a statement on November 24, 2021 after the final round of coalition negotiations to form a new government in Berlin, Germany. (FabrizioBensch / Reuters)

European sanctions on Russia over the Paris-Ukraine war will lead to higher costs, Germany’s finance minister Christian Lindner said, but Brock could protect the economy from the effects of further inflation.

Lindner spoke prior to the European Treasury Ministers’ Meeting in Paris. This will mainly focus on the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Asked about additional economic sanctions against Russia, beyond what EU leaders agreed late Thursday, Lindner reiterated that “all options” remain on the table.