Germany expects ECB to gradually normalise euro zone rates - Scholz
"We expect and hope for a gradual normalisation of interest rates," Scholz said. "We cannot assume that interest rates paid by the state will remain as low as they are now."
In a rare jab at U.S. President Donald Trump, Scholz said Germany was raising pension entitlements as a measure to avoid having "Trumps" coming to power in Germany.
(Reporting by Tom Koerkemeier; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Thomas Escritt)