DerSpiegel – Raw Nerve: Germany Seethes At US Economic Criticism – 1 November 2013

spiegelonline(Lucas : The bickering and blaming goes on.)

German policymakers are striking back at the United States, after a US Treasury report blasted the country’s massive trade surplus. Sensitivities in Berlin are still high over US spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel.

A day after a US Treasury Department report bluntly denounced Germany’s economic model, accusing it of hampering the euro zone recovery and hurting global growth, Germany called the conclusions “incomprehensible” and challenged the US to “analyze its own economic situation.”

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