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Is Germany too powerful for Europe?

In his novel Fatherland, Robert Harris envisaged a hellish scenario – Hitler won the second world war. Decades later, the Greater German Reich extends from the Rhine to the Caspian Sea. The rest of Europe, though notionally consisting of independent states, is really under the Nazi jackboot.<p>Sound …

It’s the Economy, Stupid: Germany Says it Won’t Impose These EU Regulations Because It’s Trying to Protect Jobs

BERLIN (TheBlaze/AP) — Germany has blocked a European Union agreement on capping car carbon emissions because the deal could have cost jobs and harmed its domestic auto industry, officials said Friday.<p>The blunt admission that Europe’s biggest economy put business interests before so-called “green” …

France and Germany must rebuild their relationship, for the good of Europe

Never has it been so important for the nations of the European Union to be united. But never has the European project been more endangered by indifference, hostility and even open rejection.<p>Can we bridge this gap – and where would the impulse to do so come from? With one commissioner per member …

Germany preparing third financial rescue for Greece

Germany has signalled it is preparing a third rescue package for Greece – provided the debt-stricken country implements "rigorous"austerity measures blamed for record levels of unemployment and a dramatic drop in GDP.<p>The new loan, outlined in a five-page position paper by Berlin's finance ministry, …

Stiglitz: The Only Hope For The Euro Is For Germany To Quit And Get Its Own Currency

The flaws of the currency union have clearly been exposed, and even a return to growth would only delay an eventual reckoning.<p>Anyway, it seems economist Joe Stiglitz still feels the same way.<p>Daily Mail :<p>Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz said the stress placed on the single European currency by its …

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