August 16, 2012

The Return of the Iron Chancellor

Philipp Wittrock, Der Spiegel

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Antonis Samaras' trip to Germany next week will be a complicated one. The Greek prime minister is expected to ask Angela Merkel for his country to be given two more years to adhere to the austerity conditions attached to the country's EU-IMF bailout program. With political resistance growing in Berlin, the chancellor has little leeway for compromise.

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TAGGED: Europe, Eurozone, Angela Merkel, Germany, Greece


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