Address the following in your paper:
- Why is Germany a “reluctant hegemon” in the EU?
- Why does Germany have to be assertive in the EU?
- What are the benefits and costs of using a common currency for Germany, Greece, and the EU?
- While Greece needs help, the German economy has also suffered a major recession itself. As an advisor, how would you advise the chancellor: to bail out or to kick out Greece? As a German taxpayer, are you willing to pay higher taxes to help Greece?