Eurozone Reform The Sputtering German-French Motor

Once considered the motor of the European Union, the German-French partnership no longer has the clout it once did. That has recently become apparent in struggling efforts to reform the common currency zone.
Netherlands Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra (left) with other eurozone finance ministers last week.

Netherlands Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra (left) with other eurozone finance ministers last week.

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The New Hanseatic League

The New Hanseatic League

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Foto: DER SPIEGEL