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German faith in Europe undented by debt crisis

Monday, October 01, 2012 - 03:00

Oct. 1 - On the streets of the German capital Berlin, support for closer ties between European nations is unwavering, despite scepticism over the bailouts for Greece and other weak economies.

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-- world famous October fest isn't eagerly awaited opportunity the Germans to windows and some of their favorite pastimes. Thinking -- singing songs and dressing up and question. This is the 179. Has opened with the cost -- -- -- and louder than usual protests about the beer prices. But with the year crisis also and they'll swing. Like Kevin is losing faith in the single currency and the whole European project. The best selling built tabloid has condemned the planned -- for Greece and others. But generally takes a strongly pro Europe editorial line. Deputy editor in chief Nicholas Roma believes the debt crisis is moving up the agenda for his readers. That's far more interest to them what's happening in the other countries because it's so interconnected. By the US as we learn that. Street prices and some German people tend to ask more questions about the news about the European integration. And in a way that it most skeptical because so much -- go wrong. Opinion polls tell conflicting stories one earlier this month found 82 thirds of Germans think they'd be better off without the but on the streets of the capital but then most seem to recognize the benefits of the single currency. Even if Germany does have to bailout it's more profligate fellow Europeans. This whole idea here bids to stick to get them to happy to announce. It's better to be -- in your life. It together and assessing its it's important that -- have to -- us. But his main fact be more skeptical than the politicians. Perhaps surprisingly there is no anti -- party in Germany. Johnson I got a medical facing a reelection campaign in 2013. Missed strike a difficult balance. In Europe fails she gets the blame. But more costly bailouts -- other countries would also be hugely unpopular. Political scientist Constantin bursting of bad and -- university. Says there's little political capital to be made from any rising Euro skepticism. I think that anyone is gonna benefit from. -- think there's anybody. That would have to -- us all the ability given the the situation everything. So that you -- you can. The eighteenth century romantic poet and dramatist preaching -- Was an idealist who would probably have approved of greater European unity. And it seems most modern Germans agree with them. Germany's role as the driver and pay Muster of European integration will come under the spotlight to next year's national elections. But the issue may not prove divisive enough to over two denying them medical center right coalition. David -- Reuters.

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German faith in Europe undented by debt crisis

Monday, October 01, 2012 - 03:00