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Photo Gallery: Merkel Against Europe

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France and Friends Merkel Increasingly Isolated on Austerity

The debate over Germany's insistence on euro-zone austerity has flared anew as an ailing France continues to demand economic stimulus. The European Central Bank may now be siding with Paris, leaving Merkel looking increasingly alone.
Von SPIEGEL Staff