Shrinking Merkel Down To Size Berlin Faces Austerity Challenge in Brussels

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is challenging Angela Merkel in her de facto role as the most powerful leader in Europe. The election of Greece's Alexis Tsipras may help him in his fight against rigid German austerity policies.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with open arms last week.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with open arms last week.

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Angela Merkel: Many European leaders are waiting for the opportunity to put the German chancellor in her place.

Angela Merkel: Many European leaders are waiting for the opportunity to put the German chancellor in her place.

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