German voters’ support for ‘more Europe’ seems to be mostly limited to strict control over other countries’ spending. On all other eurozone initiatives currently being discussed – including debt write-downs and a banking union – a majority of Germans remain opposed.
Germany has always been and will always be the key to solving Europe’s many problems. With German sentiments running against a stronger, more centralized European Union, serious structural reforms, and not expanded EU authority, will likely be the way forward.[Angela Merkel image courtesy of the European People’s Party]