December 12, 2012

Angela Merkel: Europe's Accountant

Hammerstein & Pfister, Der Spiegel

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Chancellor Merkel has more power in Europe than any of her postwar predecessors. Yet there is little passion in her relationship with the EU, preferring instead a strategy of what can only be described as pedagogical imperialism. She sees the bloc primarily in terms of euros and cents -- and worries that it is rapidly losing relevance.

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