Merkel's ‘huge error’ to hit recovery

Angela Merkel already has one historic achievement to her name.

19th November, 2005

Angela Merkel already has one historic achievement to her name. Later this month, she will become the first female chancellor of Germany.

That may well be her only achievement. It is unlikely that Merkel can last very long in the top job.

Why not? For the simple reason that she has allowed herself to preside over a disastrous economic programme that seems certain to push Germany into recession.

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