Angela's Agenda A Grand, Controversial Plan for Europe

Angela Merkel's domestic policy in her third term will likely be confined to higher spending. But she has grand plans for Europe. SPIEGEL has learned she wants Brussels to have far more power over national budgets. It's a risky move that EU partners and the Social Democrats are likely to oppose.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to beef up the powers of EU institutions.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to beef up the powers of EU institutions.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan