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The eurozone crisis: Why Germany insists on structural reforms

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The southern German town of Konstan. If the German government has a mission or a vision, then it is to do its part to ready Europe for the 21st century.

IN the global debate about the Eurozone crisis, Germany has come in for a lot of criticism. The German position has been described as engaging in a "morality tale" (aimed at forcing other countries to pay back their debts). Alternatively, it is regarded a display of "nationalism" (by just