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Mega Defense Merger EADS-BAE Plans Put Merkel Under Pressure

The planned merger of British defense contractor BAE Systems with aircraft maker EADS is putting Germany's chancellor under pressure. If Merkel consents to the deal, she will jeopardize jobs in the high-tech industry. But if she refuses, she will endanger the future of the aerospace giant. By SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan