Economic War with Russia A High Price for German Business

The EU has imposed new sanctions to prevent Vladimir Putin from further escalating the crisis in Ukraine. Berlin has played a leading role in the punitive actions, despite protests from the German business community. There's no turning back for Merkel.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Hanover Trade Fair on April 8. The chancellor may be forced to make sanctions decisions that could negatively effect German businesses.

Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Hanover Trade Fair on April 8. The chancellor may be forced to make sanctions decisions that could negatively effect German businesses.

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Translated from the German by Daryl Lindsey
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