Sir, Jens Spahn’s Comment “Thanks for the advice, but we prefer fiscal discipline” (October 18) should have been entitled “I’m all right, Jack”. Germany is a prosperous country with a large export surplus and a strong external financial position, but those only benefit the domestic population and German companies and banks. Looking at the wider context, however, Germany occupies a position in Europe that has been called “hegemony”.
20 Oct 2016
As a hegemon, Germany has certain responsibilities