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Jun 15, 2014

German eurosceptics go mainstream in threat to Merkel

BERLIN, June 15 (Reuters) – The Alternative for Germany
(AfD) failed to make as big a splash in European elections last
month as its eurosceptic counterparts in France and Britain. But
that may be about to change.

Less than a month after the vote, the party formed last year
by a group of renegade academics is on track to establish itself
as a permanent force in German politics and a long-term headache
for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democrats (CDU).

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Jun 6, 2014

Activist Draghi rings alarm bells in Germany

BERLIN, June 6 (Reuters) – Mario Draghi’s bid to jump-start
Europe’s economy by pushing interest rates to record lows has
been greeted with dismay in Germany, his policy denounced as a
“risky therapy” that could fuel U.S.-style asset bubbles and
discourage reform in crisis-hit euro states.

In a country still haunted by the hyper-inflation of the
1920s and where the uber-prudent Swabian housewife is held up as
a model, the Italian ECB chief’s latest attempt to save the
currency bloc drew the ire of economists, editorialists,
Germany’s new anti-euro party and even allies of Angela Merkel.

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