Photo Gallery: The Merkel Way
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Photo Gallery: The Merkel Way

A Cold Heart for Europe Merkel's Dispassionate Approach to the Euro Crisis

Angela Merkel has more power in Europe than any of her postwar predecessors. Yet there is little passion in her relationship with the EU, with the chancellor preferring instead a strategy that can only be described as pedagogical imperialism. She sees the bloc primarily in terms of euros and cents -- and worries that it is rapidly losing relevance.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan