(ANSA) - BERLIN, MARCH 25 - German finance minister Olaf Scholz defined the 156 bn euro deficit, which is expected for 2020 to counter the economic effects of the coronavirus, as "a huge sum". But Scholz also underlined that Germany could allocate these resources. "We can afford it," he said. The Minister, speaking instead of the Chancellor, who is in quarantine at home, asked the MPs to pass a rule that would allow Germany to overcome the limit on the deficit established in the Constitution. (ANSA).