After the disastrous result obtained by the Christian and Democratic Union (CDU) on the occasion of the latest German General elections, a kind of “Merkel-fatigue” became evident across the country. Well known experts, analysts and academics - most of which men one must concede - denounced the “unfriendly” ruling-style of the Chancellor.
The European sovereign debt crisis has opened a rift between European countries. It runs between North and South and between Catholic and Protestant nations. Are we witnessing a European clash of cultures?