May 31, 2011

Merkel Floats With Winds of Populism

Roland Nelles, Der Spiegel

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After Fukushima, German Chancellor Angela Merkel had no other choice than to abandon nuclear power. Even if there are many open questions about how the transition to a renewables-based future can be achieved, the decision brings many benefits -- especially for the savvy chancellor herself.

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