Playing with Dynamite Will Merkel's Coalition Hinder Euro Rescue?

In light of the crisis in the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy would like to see further integration, including a euro-zone economic government. But it is precisely Germany that has sought to protect itself from transferring additional powers to Brussels.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy: Skepticism regarding the euro and the European Union's crisis management is growing in Germany.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy: Skepticism regarding the euro and the European Union's crisis management is growing in Germany.

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Reported by Severin Weiland and Philipp Wittrock