Europe’s Austerity Backlash Gathers Steam in Merkel Test

Europe’s Austerity Backlash Gathers Steam in Merkel Test

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Nicolas Sarkozy, France's president, left, Jose Barroso, president of the European Commission, center, and Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, at the European Council headquarters in Brussels on March 2, 2012.