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Germany is Europe’s de facto leader. But it needs to change its style

21/07/2017 | by Claire Demesmay, Jana Puglierin, Julian Rappold

International Politics and Society, July 21, 2017

Category: European Union

Leadership can foster resentment. As Germany has taken a stronger role in responding to the crises gripping Europe, mistrust towards Berlin has increased. Germany’s handling of the refugee and Eurozone crises has not met with universal approval, and some regard the country’s unparalleled influence as part of the problem. Germany shouldn’t give in to calls to step away from the reigns. But it does need to change the way it leads, or risk a further erosion of confidence.

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