The Failure Club Our Leaders Are Responsible for Europe's Crisis

It was neither tax evaders in Greece nor hedge funds that caused Europe's existential crisis -- political leaders in the euro zone share a great deal of the responsibility. They have been either unwilling or incapable of doing their jobs.
The leaders of the European Union are more interested in preserving their own power than addressing the bloc's serious problems.

The leaders of the European Union are more interested in preserving their own power than addressing the bloc's serious problems.

Foto: YVES HERMAN/ REUTERS
Hans-Jürgen Schlamp is DER SPIEGEL's Brussels correspondent.
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