More Power to Brussels? Germany Considers Holding EU Referendum

Chancellor Angela Merkel wants Europe to move toward an ever closer union in a bid to solve the euro crisis. But she is already pushing at the limits of what is possible under the constitution. The debate about holding a referendum on transferring power to Brussels is gathering momentum in Germany.
The Reichstag building in Berlin.

The Reichstag building in Berlin.

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Cover of the current issue of The Economist

Cover of the current issue of The Economist

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