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Opinion We Have Become the New Villain

The German parliament is set to approve a new multibillion euro bailout package for Greece on Monday, but instead of thanks, southern Europeans are expressing their dislike of us. Germans will have to get used to their new role: We have become the Americans of Europe.
The front page of the Greek right-wing daily "Democracy" on Feb. 9: "Memorandum Macht Frei"

The front page of the Greek right-wing daily "Democracy" on Feb. 9: "Memorandum Macht Frei"

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Jan Fleischhauer is the author of ""Der Schwarze Kanal," or "The Black Channel," SPIEGEL ONLINE's weekly conservative political column. Black is a reference to the political color of Chancellor Angela Merkel's political party, the center-right Christian Democratic Union.
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