Chancellor Angela Merkel wants Europe to move toward an ever closer union in a bid to solve the euro crisis. But she is already pushing at the limits of what is possible under the constitution. The debate about holding a referendum on transferring power to Brussels is gathering momentum in Germany.
A bottle of liquor and a half-empty glass stand on the table next to Angela Merkel, who is studying a confidential document with a sullen expression. “How to Break Up the Euro,” is the title.
That, at least, is how Britain’s Economist imagines the chancellor’s predicament these days. “Tempted, Angela?” is the headline on the cover of the current issue.