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Merkel’s Euro Policies Have No Alternative, Kohl Tells Bild

May 10, 2012

Europe is “a matter of war and peace” and Germany must work for its integration, former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl told Bild-Zeitung.

“I’m looking with great sympathy at the course Angela Merkel is plotting for Europe and her commitment to necessary structural changes -- including necessary savings measures,” the German newspaper quoted Kohl as saying. “There isn’t any real alternative to that.”

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