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Leonid Bershidsky

Merkel's Weak-Euro Complaint Has Two Goals

A political boost at home now, maybe a German atop the European Central Bank later.
Draghi's detractors.

Draghi's detractors.

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For a long time, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a point of not disagreeing publicly with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. This year, however, that tradition is broken, and Merkel appears interested in making sure Draghi's successor is more acceptable to Germany, perhaps even a German.

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