The World from Berlin 'Berlin Is Running Out of Allies in Euro Crisis'

The collapse of the Dutch government, the prospect of Socialist François Hollande as next French president and the surging popularity of far-right parties shows that budget discipline is out of fashion in Europe. Chancellor Angela Merkel is looking increasingly lonely in her fight to save the euro through painful austerity measures, write German commentators.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Chancellor Angela Merkel: Euro crisis strategy in danger.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Chancellor Angela Merkel: Euro crisis strategy in danger.

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-- David Crossland