There is an interesting article about Germany in the vanity Fair. Although I think some of the statements are very much stereotyping Germans. But the influence of the German behaviour on the European crisis and therefore other member states is pretty striking. Although I think the issue can be seen from two different angles. Does Germany have to be less German or Europe become more German taking advantage of the German financial health? This ties in niecely with the observation that politicians always see the market as the vilian. But maybe the markets are pointing out what politicians caused in the first place. The European union was always a idea driven by politicians, some of the promiment German politicians.