Currency Crisis German Central Bank Opposed to Merkel's Euro Course

The new Bundesbank president, Jens Weidmann, used to be one of Merkel's closest advisers. Now, he is one of her staunchest critics over the euro rescue. He is strictly opposed to the European Central Bank's policy of buying up bonds from debt-stricken countries -- and is winning a growing number of allies for his cause. By SPIEGEL Staff.
Jens Weidmann has gone from one of Merkel's closest advisers to one of her staunchest opponents.

Jens Weidmann has gone from one of Merkel's closest advisers to one of her staunchest opponents.

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Translated from the German by Josh Ward