German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a joint video news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, from Berlin on May 18. Photo: Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a joint video news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, from Berlin on May 18. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a joint video news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, from Berlin on May 18. Photo: Reuters
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Europe won’t recover from the coronavirus or other ailments as long as Germany stands in the way

  • The Franco-German €500 billion recovery plan is a mere drop in the ocean. Over the years, Germany has opposed quantitative easing and other perceived risks to financial stability. But, to save the euro, Germany must support a level playing field

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a joint video news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, from Berlin on May 18. Photo: Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a joint video news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, from Berlin on May 18. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a joint video news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, from Berlin on May 18. Photo: Reuters
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