Sunday, December 5, 2010

Lynchpin


This week's article from the guardian.co.uk describes Germany as being the “lynchpin of the euro’s viability”, it also reports a suggestion that Mrs Merkel has suggested that Germany should leave the euro.
Please read the article and answer the following questions. Discuss the answers with your teacher or colleagues.

  1. What does the word wrangling mean?
  1. Arguing
  2. Fighting
  3. catching wild cows in America
  4. a type of clothing

  1. Mrs Merkel wanted certain countries to lose their voting rights in EU councils, which countries was she referring to? What argument did she use to support this idea?
  2. Which is the next country to need rescue according to the article?

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