Monday June 1, 2020

Merkel's day of reckoning

As the latest EU summit looms, it is increasingly clear that Germany's cures are actually killing the patients, writes Simon Kingsley in Berlin.

13th October, 2012
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Angela Merkel's medicine is too strong. Photo: Getty

Pre-summit tactics are predictable. Some openly announce their positions in advance to claim the high ground, at least morally, while others keep their cards close to their chest. It all depends, obviously, on what they're looking to gain - or at least keep - and how strong a hand they have.

Whatever transpires, everyone wants to look their best, even before the blame game and buck-passing starts. What each country has in common, of course,...

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