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A Permanent EU "Crisis"?

On December 7th, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented a  0, 5384220.story"> letter to the European Council President Herman Van Rompuy with their proposals for how to solve the current EU crisis. Except their letter was not really a proposal, in that it …

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Written by Jeff Cimbalo on Thursday December 8, 2011

Shrinking the Zone to Save the Euro

The Merkel-Sarkozy strategy for changing which countries are able to use the euro is taking shape. Their next efforts will likely include an attempt to change the treaties that govern how to exit the euro and how the countries more deeply integrate . Additional treaty powers to decide who can …

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Written by Jeff Cimbalo on Wednesday November 16, 2011

Merkel's Plan to End the Euro

Whatever political settlement the Lisbon Treaty created to allow for the permanence of the euro is about to change. Chancellor Merkel will propose a significant change in the existing treaties, which will finally allow Greece and perhaps others to leave the euro but not the EU, and likely bestow …

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Written by Jeff Cimbalo on Monday November 14, 2011

Obama Woos Angela Merkel

President Obama has by honoring Angela Merkel’s path and achievement tried to remind Germany to punch according to its heavyweight class. It is hard to judge whether Barack Obama is an avid Spider-Man fan or not, but with his latest humble reception of Angela Merkel, Obama indirectly underlined …

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Written by Robin Tim Weis on Tuesday June 7, 2011

Obama Moves to Heal Rift with Merkel

The White House announcement of a state dinner for Chancellor Angela Merkel comes at a low point in US-German relations. The recent White House statement announcing that Angela Merkel would receive her “Medal of Freedom” at a June 7th state dinner came as a surprise to many. The last state …

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Written by Robin Tim Weis on Wednesday April 6, 2011

Electoral Disaster Looms for German Left

With five weeks remaining before the German general elections, all the polling data continues to shows the Social Democrats badly trailing the rival Christian Democrats of Chancellor Angela Merkel. It has not been a good summer for the German Social Democratic party (SPD) and its chancellor …

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Written by John Rosenthal on Wednesday August 26, 2009