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Merkel and the real world

Published 03/03/2011 | 05:00

ADVERSITY, they say, will quickly teach you who your friends are. Considering the parlous state of affairs in which Taoiseach-elect Enda Kenny finds himself assuming power, the climate for making companions should be near perfect.

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Perhaps that is why a display of the cold shoulder from German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday came as such a shock.

Ms Merkel has bluntly stated that the EU can't commit to lower interest rates on bailout loans for victims of the debt crisis.

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