Photo Gallery: Peer Steinbrück, Merkel's Outspoken Challenger
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Photo Gallery: Peer Steinbrück, Merkel's Outspoken Challenger

Peer Steinbrück 'Merkel's One-Sided Crisis Management Is a Mistake'

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Peer Steinbrück, the 66-year-old Social Democrat German chancellor candidate, says Chancellor Angela Merkel's strict focus on austerity in the debt crisis has been wrong. He also vows to crack down on tax evaders and raise taxes on high earners.
Interview by Konstantin von Hammerstein and Gordon Repinski