October 30, 201910.18 Countries with budget surpluses, such as Germany, "have not made all the necessary efforts" regarding fiscal stimulus to consolidate fragile growth. Thus Christine Lagarde, who will take over from Draghi at the head of the ECB on Friday. The stimulus policies have been "well coordinated", Lagarde explained on RTL, but "the countries, and especially all those with fiscal space, have not really made the necessary efforts ... We are obviously thinking about the countries that are chronically in surplus budget ".