Rift Over Crisis Response Barroso's Struggle to Escape Merkel's Shadow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is angry at European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for trying to take over the management of the euro crisis by proposing an increase in the EU's rescue fund. The proposal by Barroso, who owes his job to Merkel's backing, reflects his desire to break free from her.
Translated from the German by Josh Ward