08.08.2012 [Financial Times] - While Angela Merkel, the chancellor, remains popular among voters, a recent streak of victories in state elections have boosted the credibility of the rival Social Democratic party as a possible alternative to her Christian Democratic Union. Despite
08.08.2012 [The Guardian] - Edwina Currie on Louise Mensch. P13 Italian paper prints 'Fourth Reich' headline under picture of Angela Merkel. P15. The Sun. Almost 90% of Britons have watched the Olympics on TV. P5. Daily Mirror. Rapper Professor Green hits out at record label Virgin.
08.08.2012 [Telegraph.co.uk] - 14.56 Jean Claude Juncker, head of the EuroGroup, has told German public broadcaster WDR that “some Greek newspapers treat German chancellor Angela Merkel as if she were the successor of the Nazis". 14.31 US markets have opened. Dow down 0.2pc
08.08.2012 [The Independent] - Il Giornale, a newspaper owned by the family of Silvio Berlusconi, led the way, of course, comparing Chancellor Angela Merkel's Germany with the Third Reich. "Since yesterday, Italy (and not only Italy) is no longer in Europe but in the Fourth Reich