Berlin, not Brussels, will decide the future of the ailing eurozone because Germany's economic power and its status as the European Union's main paymaster give it an effective veto over key decisions.
Reuters: September 19, 2012
German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her role in the eurozone crisis Monday against angry citizens of debt-mired nations, saying her tough austerity course was the only way to win back trust.
AFP: September 17, 2012
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is underlining her desire to keep Greece in the eurozone but isn’t offering Athens any new concessions, insisting that it must carry through the reforms it has pledged.
Washington Post: September 17, 2012
Eurosceptical German media said on Thursday the country's top court had cast doubt on the legality of European Central Bank bond-buying in a ruling upholding the euro zone's bailout fund widely seen as political victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Reuters: September 13, 2012
The eurozone took a major step Wednesday towards solving its debt crisis as Germany's top court cleared a new bailout pot, a ruling Angela Merkel hailed as a "good day for Europe".
AFP: September 12, 2012
Europe's financial crisis looks less menacing than it has in many months, but the steps taken by countries most threatened by high debts and weak economies aren't the main factor.
Associated Press: September 11, 2012
German Chancellor Angela Merkel had reached the view that Greece must not be allowed to leave the euro zone in the autumn and is prepared to grant Athens more flexibility over its bailout payments, der Spiegel magazine wrote on Saturday.
Economic Times: September 8, 2012
Dressed in his customary gray three- piece suit at a conference in Frankfurt on June 15, Hans-Werner Sinn folds his hands and listens without expression as a series of speakers criticize his economic theories. Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup Inc., goes so far as to decry them as “nonsense.”
San Francisco Chronicle: September 7, 2012
Bavaria’s Free Voters party, which wants Greek debt to be cut to zero and the drachma reintroduced, is ratcheting up pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partner to take a more euro-skeptic view.
Business Week: September 5, 2012
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit back on Monday at critics in her alliance who have questioned Greece's eurozone future by calling for "solidarity" with debt-wracked nations.
AFP: September 3, 2012