Letter From Berlin Stuttgart Train Station Furore Poses Risks for Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has a penchant for staying out of domestic controversies. But she has changed her approach in the bitter dispute over the Stuttgart 21 train station project, aligning herself with hardline regional governor Stefan Mappus. It could prove to be a dangerous liaison for her. By SPIEGEL Staff
A dangerous liaison for Merkel? She has allied herself with Baden-Württemberg governor Stefan Mappus in the bitter row over the Stuttgart 21 train station project.

A dangerous liaison for Merkel? She has allied herself with Baden-Württemberg governor Stefan Mappus in the bitter row over the Stuttgart 21 train station project.

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Photo Gallery: Police Crackdown in Stuttgart
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Photo Gallery: Police Crackdown in Stuttgart