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Europe's New German Problem

After the long-awaited formation of a new government earlier this year, many hoped that Germany would finally join with France to tackle the European Union's most pressing challenges. But what if Germany's new-old grand coalition simply isn't up to the task?

Angela Merkel, Acting Chairman of the SPD Olaf Scholz and Chairman of the Bavarian CSU Horst Seehofer  Michele Tantussi/Getty Images
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