Europe – What separates the North from the South

„Toxic” for the cooperation in the eurozone – this is how Lucas Guttenberg evaluates the growing distrust between Northern and Southern Europe in a radio report for Deutschlandfunk. Since the financial crisis, clichés and mistrust have paralysed cooperation on the urgently needed reform of the eurozone. The stereotype of the highly indebted South unwilling to reform is juxtaposed with the cliché of the stability-oriented North refusing to support the South. In this context, our deputy director criticises above all the behaviour of the German government. Berlin did not support the French initiative for a common eurozone budget, yet failed to present any constructive proposals itself.

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