Photo Gallery: The German Europe 12/07/2011
  European nations are realigning their economic and political structures to...

European nations are realigning their economic and political structures to emulate Germany's low deficit and high performance economy. The German government's lead in negotiations to save the euro zone has led to admiration and villification from across Europe for Chancellor Merkel. Many austerity-struck EU nations see German exerting too much influence and becoming too powerful. Here's France's Challenges magazine features Merkel on a cover with the headline "The German Europe".