Will Merkel Take The Reins? Europe Deeply Divided Ahead of Make-or-Break Summit

The head of Deutsche Bank is raging against politicians, Berlin is raging against Paris and the north is raging against the south. The world is expecting decisive results at this weekend's EU summit on emergency measures to shore up the euro, but the Europeans remain split. Will German Chancellor Angela Merkel finally take the lead? By SPIEGEL Staff
Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy. Will they reach a breakthrough at the upcoming EU summit?

Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy. Will they reach a breakthrough at the upcoming EU summit?

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan