June 20, 2012

The Greatness of Angela Merkel

Jacob Heilbrunn, The National Interest

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Poor Angela Merkel. She keeps getting bashed as the incarnation of all that is wrong with the German approach to Europe. The New York Times, for example, explains in an editorial that her approach is "piecemeal" and driving the European Union to destruction.

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TAGGED: Eurozone, Germany, Angela Merkel


June 20, 2012
The Trouble With Ms. Merkel
New York Times
She has repeatedly insisted on austerity for hard-pressed countries, even when it has been a demonstrable failure. And, while she has correctly asserted that more aid on better terms should be accompanied by greater European... more ››
June 10, 2012
Germany's Obstinate Chancellor
The Economist
When it comes to the euro, the German chancellor prefers self-help to help - but she can be more flexible than she seems. more ››
June 15, 2012
It's a Poker Game, and Merkel Will Win
David Blair, Daily Telegraph
With 60 per cent of Germans believing Greece should leave the euro, the Chancellor will not be swayed from her dogmatic attachment to budgetary rigour. more ››
June 18, 2012
What if Merkel Gets Her Way?
Wolfgang Munchau, Financial Times
If Italy and Spain were to leave the eurozone, they would probably also default on their foreign debt. Such an act would probably cause the European financial system to collapse – something that would ultimately ... more ››