The World from Berlin Germany's Power 'Is Causing Fear' in Europe

An idea aired by Berlin officials last week to place Greek budget policy under the control of an EU commissioner has been criticized as unworkable and disrespectful. But given its contribution to rescue packages, Germany has a right to insist on fiscal discipline in Europe, say German media commentators.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the EU summit in Brussels on Monday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the EU summit in Brussels on Monday.

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-- David Crossland