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It has escaped me, frankly, why Angela Merkel has been portrayed as a bad European as of late. Perhaps because she didn’t immediately cave in to calls for a Greek bail-out? Or is it because she didn’t want to follow Europe’s lagging economies by replicating their model of exporting less (because of lack of demand… » read more

I have hitherto refrained from commenting on the ‘Bishop Richard Williamson affair’, but the resignation from the CDU of Werner Münch, former Saxe-Anhalt minister-president, accusing Angela Merkel of humiliating the Pope, cannot pass without comment. The Vatican has the right to decided that unity of the Catholic church came before reversing the decision to readmit… » read more

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