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Here is what the CDU will probably use as the main topic of their campaign: Das Handelsblatt, not exactly the most progressive paper we have, has an article "Hannelore Kraft, Queen of Debts". Yes, really. They have a lovely little graphic showing that NRW is the state with the highest debt. Sigh. True, and Germany's debt is higher than Greece's. The best joke is that the figures are from 2010. That's not Kraft's sins debts, but the debts of, drumroll, Norbert Röttgen.
by Katrin on Fri Mar 16th, 2012 at 02:58:44 PM EST

There are three stories about the euro crisis: the Republican story, the German story, and the truth. -- Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Mar 16th, 2012 at 03:24:19 PM EST
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LOL. No, Kraft is avoiding that thought crime. No coalition with Die Linke. Not even serious talks.
by Katrin on Fri Mar 16th, 2012 at 03:57:50 PM EST
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It's easier if it doesn't look like they'll get in anyway....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Mar 16th, 2012 at 04:00:37 PM EST
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Probably more of Jürgen Rüttgers...

Now what ?
by pi (etrib@opsec.eu) on Fri Mar 16th, 2012 at 04:03:35 PM EST
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And Mr. Steinbrück?!

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Fri Mar 16th, 2012 at 04:17:45 PM EST
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