SPIEGEL Interview with Austria's Chancellor 'The EU as a Whole Must Feel Responsible'

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, 48, discusses the impact of the economic crisis on his country, whose financial sector is deeply exposed to high-risk loans in Eastern Europe. He says the foreign media has been unfair and that hard facts "paint a very positive picture."
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann: We "must return to a stronger emphasis on government responsibility".

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann: We "must return to a stronger emphasis on government responsibility".

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Interview conducted by Manfred Ertel and Walter Mayr. Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan.