Falling Behind Germany Fails To Meet Its Own Austerity Goals

European countries are expected to implement tough austerity measures amid the debt crisis. But Germany isn't setting a very good example. SPIEGEL has learned that Berlin failed to reach its own austerity goals in 2011. And despite pressuring its neighbors to save, Germany is behind this year too.
Chancellor Merkel (center) at a meeting with her cabinet in Berlin: an embarrassing lapse

Chancellor Merkel (center) at a meeting with her cabinet in Berlin: an embarrassing lapse

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