Why Geithner wants the EU to increase their firewall

NEW YORK | There has been a lot of anxiety in the US with the European crisis, no doubt of that. The New York Times has published an enormous amount of editorials (not counting Krugman’s op-eds) complaining about Merkozy not increasing the firewall enough to contain contagion from Greece and saying that they were not putting any measures in place to tackle the lack of growth in the southern countries….

No Picture

Monti cuts short Merkozy’s hegemony

By Julia Pastor, in Madrid | The Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti visited Berlin last week to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Monti, who was interviewed by the German newspaper Die Welt did not hesitate, despite his admiration for Germany, to criticise the actions of the Franco-German axis in resolving the debt crisis. “Angela Merkel and Nicolás Sarkozy cannot lead the European Union by themselves,” he said. Moreover, in…