The World from Berlin 'Euro-Zone Leaders Need the Courage to Tell the Truth'

A day after Portugal formally requested aid from the European Union to help ease ongoing debt problems, Madrid on Friday insisted that it was "out of the question" that Spain would be next. German commentators aren't so sure, and say that it's time for European leaders to reveal the true extent of the problems.
Times are hard in Portugal. And they are likely to get harder.

Times are hard in Portugal. And they are likely to get harder.

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-- Charles Hawley