Buba's Stark says pact revamp may push up rates

Bundesbank Vice-President Juergen Stark said in an article that proposals to revamp European Union budget rules may lead to higher interest rates across the eurozone.

``If a conflict between expansively oriented fiscal policy and restrictive monetary policy emerges, lower inflation rates can only be achieved if you are willing to accept higher real rates,'' said Stark in an article published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

``The Pandora's box is opened and a budgetary change in the direc