The Euro Whisperer Merkel's Secret Weapon in Parliament

Normally, parliamentary secretaries stay well clear of the limelight. But Peter Altmaier, a leading conservative in German parliament, has become one of Chancellor Angela Merkel's closest allies in her quest to save the common European currency. The foreign press can't get enough of him.
Peter Altmaier has become a leading voice when it comes to Germany's position on the European common currency.

Peter Altmaier has become a leading voice when it comes to Germany's position on the European common currency.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan