Hollande Twits Merkel, Blasts Fiscal Treaty
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  • Maid Abusing Socialist

    If only DSK were still in the scene…

    Very surprised NYRB ignored the obvious Hollande connection in its otherwise breathtaking conspiracy revelation…

  • Perhaps the most helpful analysis I’ve read to date of the cultural conflict that underpins the Eurocrisis. As Satyajit Das put it on a recent The Disciplined Investor podcast: extend and pretend is not going to end well for Europe.

  • Kris

    “Merkel’s endorsement of Sarkozy for re-election may not help him all that much with French voters”

    As some of the more conspiracy-minded commenters noted, perhaps this was intended by Merkel as a way of blowing things up while avoiding primary blame.

    [email protected]: “If only DSK were still in the scene”

    Oh, DSK is very much in the scene. Or did you mean “in the Seine”?

  • Albert

    What a wonderful election issue for Merkel. Big blow-up with the French. She’ll then engineer losing a vote of confidence in the Bundestag so that she can call elections earlier than planned in late 2013. Bye-bye Euro.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    I am happy to see the coming split up of the Euro and the EU. The sooner the split up gets here the sooner the Europeans will be forced to confront their real problems instead of just kicking the can down the road. The Europeans suffer from Blue Model malaise even more than the Blue States and Cities in the US. Only in Eastern Europe do we see strong growth built on sound fiscal policies like a Flat Income Tax. Only powerful financial distress and a view of Eastern European success over taking them is going to be enough to get rid of the Socialist Big Government Politicians and a return of limited fiscally sound Government in Western Europe.

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