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Germany divided over Europe's future direction

Decisions on dealing with the eurozone crisis will have to wait for German approval, writes Simon Kingsley.

18th December, 2011
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Chancellor Angela Merkel: faces a fight. Photo: Bloomberg

If there is many a slip 'twixt cup and lip, then getting a new European treaty signed, sealed and delivered is going to take several china shops' worth of porcelain, especially considering that the champion of European economic convergence, Germany, has only just narrowly averted a government split on the subject.

The junior coalition partners, the liberal Free Democrats - doing what they do best, namely infighting and self-destructing - put the decision to support...

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