Merkel’s Euro Policies Have No Alternative, Kohl Tells Bild

Europe is “a matter of war and peace” and Germany must work for its integration, former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl told Bild-Zeitung.

“I’m looking with great sympathy at the course Angela Merkel is plotting for Europe and her commitment to necessary structural changes -- including necessary savings measures,” the German newspaper quoted Kohl as saying. “There isn’t any real alternative to that.”

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