Podcast My question to Angela Merkel | Episode 6

Merkel reluctantly driving Europe out of the euro crisis

In this new episode of our series of podcasts on Angela Merkel’s career and legacy, we dive into her feet-dragging intervention to prevent “Grexit” and the breakup of the euro as a consequence of the global financial crisis.

Published on 14 October 2021 at 14:14

Emilia already told us all about Merkel’s youth and retraced every step of her political career up until the role she played in closing the deal on the Lisbon Treaty. But as we will discover in this episode, that was only one of the many challenges Merkel had to face ever since becoming Chancellor. 

Emilia will tell us about Merkel turning to books herself in the face of the financial crisis, about her disagreements with then French president Nicolas Sarkozy on what to do about the most fragile EU economies, and about her taking so long to decide how to address the financial crash that even the then EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker ended up bothered by it.

The guests featured in this episode are Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission from 2014 to 2019, previously President of the Eurogroup and Luxembourg’s longest serving Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece from 2015 to 2019 and Syriza's leader, and Florence Autret, journalist and author of Angela Merkel. Une Allemande (presque) comme les autres.

🎧 Listen to Bundeskanzlerin, the fifth episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Angela Merkel, the Snow White Killer, the fourth episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Merkel in a men’s world?, the third episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Where was Angela Merkel when the Wall fell?, the second episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Angie Kasner, a young girl stuck between East and West Germany, the first episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Angie and I, the pilot episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

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