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Angela Merkel: Demolition woman?

Have the Germans, long regarded as architects of European construction, switched sides and joined the demolition gang?  Throughout the euro crisis, officials in Brussels complained bitterly about Berlin, first about foot-dragging during efforts to save the single currency, then about comments that destabilised the markets. Journalists who criticised the EU economy have been warned darkly about being used by the Germans to push the weaker, southern economies out of monetary union.

But it is hard to see why Berlin should want to take…

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