The Greece Agreement 'Kohl Would Have Done the Same Thing'

Chancellor Angela Merkel got her way with her solution to the Greek crisis. Now she is reaping criticism for her stubborn course. Political scientist Werner Weidenfeld argues that Merkel's predecessors would have done the same thing -- but says that her communication strategy needs an overhaul.
According to a leading political scientist, Merkel is just doing what comes naturally, in terms of Germany's attitude toward the EU. It's just that she is no good at explaining herself.

According to a leading political scientist, Merkel is just doing what comes naturally, in terms of Germany's attitude toward the EU. It's just that she is no good at explaining herself.

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Interview conducted by Sebastian Fischer
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