German Labor Minister on Euro Rescue 'The Constitution Still Provides Us with Leeway'

Germany's highest court on Tuesday is considering legal challenges to the ratification of the EU's long-term euro bailout fund and fiscal pact. In an interview, German Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen discusses her government's euro rescue policies and why she believes the German constitution still provides plenty of leeway for further European integration.
German Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen: "It is a question of whether we want to preserve Europe as a shelter for our children and grandchildren in a globalized world.

German Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen: "It is a question of whether we want to preserve Europe as a shelter for our children and grandchildren in a globalized world.

Foto: Sebastian Kahnert/ dpa
Interview conducted by Markus Dettmer