Wolfgang Schäuble versus Angela Merkel


German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble during a special session of the German Bundestag over the proposed bailout package for Greece, in Berlin, Germany, 17 July 2015. The third Greece bailout agreement that was agreed on by the Eurozone leaders on 13 July morning after 17 hours of negotiations has to be approved by several national parliaments.

… a domestic affair that tarnishes Germany’s image in Europe

In Germany, Wolfgang Schäuble, the man who whose image was tarnished for handling millions of undeclared marks and, therefore, illegal campaign contributions for his party, has not only recovered, but has arisen as the most popular politician in Germany and, remarkably, as the head master of Europe.

So much is his “moral authority,” that he is now said to have overshadowed Chancellor Merkel. He can live without her, she can’t live without him, it is said. It is now common knowledge in Germany...

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