The World from Berlin Merkel's Hard Line 'Could Kill the Euro'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comment that euro bonds would not be introduced in her lifetime has made headlines in Germany and provoked intense discussion. Commentators say that while the harsh tone is atypical of the cautious leader, her hard line could have disastrous consequences.
Chancellor Merkel arrives for a meeting of the European People's Party in Brussels ahead of the European Union summit on Thursday.

Chancellor Merkel arrives for a meeting of the European People's Party in Brussels ahead of the European Union summit on Thursday.

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-- David Gordon Smith