where first the Bundestag and the Bundesbank, and now the country’s academic establishment and business community are in open revolt against Angela Merkel’s policy to bolster the European rescue mechanism.
This is a very serious situation in our view, on the verge of getting out of control.
The conservative establishment is in open rebellion against a weak government about to face a string of electoral defeats.
German business associations are also coming out in protest against an increase in the rescue umbrella.
Hans Werner Sinn claims that Germany’s president Horst Köhler resigned in protest against the government’s handling of the euro crisis.
Eurointelligence 25/2 2011