Merkel's point man keeps to a familiar script during Irish visit
Joachim Pfeiffer sees further integration as the only way to make the rest of Europe more like Merkel's Germany, writes Jon Ihle.
Joachim Pfeiffer sees further integration as the only way to make the rest of Europe more like Merkel's Germany.
'It will not be an easy way, it will be a hard way." It is difficult not to reach for an easy national stereotype when Joachim Pfeiffer voices this bit of familiar German wisdom in response to a question about what can be done to help heavily-indebted eurozone countries, such as Ireland, recover their economic balance.
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