Stark fault lines emerge over fundamental issues in Europe

By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, in Marseille Winston Churchill once said of the Americans that they always did the right thing in the end – once they had exhausted every other option. The questions hanging over this week’s Brussels summit is, will the same be said about Germany? Germany has never been so central, and potentially so isolated, when it comes to European statecraft. Berlin’s intransigence over the ECB, eurobonds, treaty change has triggered criticism from elderly statesmen at home, …