Rudderless EU Chancellor Merkel's Dangerous Lack of Passion For Europe

Chancellor Angela Merkel's European policy consists of grudgingly putting out fires. Her conservative Christian Democrats, traditionally staunchly pro-European, are concerned about her apparent lack of a vision for the EU. 'She's destroying my Europe,' ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl told one visitor recently.
No vision for Europe? Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) with Greek Prime Minister Giorgios (C) Papandreou and French President Nicolas Sarkozy (R).

No vision for Europe? Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) with Greek Prime Minister Giorgios (C) Papandreou and French President Nicolas Sarkozy (R).

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