Euro Crisis Summit What Merkel Really Wants from Europe

Chancellor Angela Merkel is taking a hard line on the euro crisis this week, insisting that shared debt be avoided at all costs. Her shrill tone, however, is born out of fear. Just as Europe finds itself on the verge of historic reforms, Berlin is losing control of the debate. Idealism, and the euro, might be the victims.
Chancellor Merkel does not have many allies in the euro crisis.

Chancellor Merkel does not have many allies in the euro crisis.

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