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«The Rise and Fall of German Europe» examines the role of Germany in the Eurozone crisis. Its main thesis is based on the two historical processes –the reunification of Germany and the establishment of the common currency- that took place roughly at the same time and resulted in the revival of an old idea: the German hegemony over Europe. The book explains why Germany is the great beneficiary of the recession that started from Greece on a political, financial and institutional level and went on to drive several countries to instability together with the Euro itself. «The Rise and Fall of German Europe» illuminates as a whole and in depth the long historical continuity of the Germany hegemony project and explains why, despite repeated tactic victories, Berlin is losing the new big battle as it is entering its final phase: the formation of a German «political Europe» is the object of many an effort but nothing is quite what it seems to be.
George Malouchos was born in Athens in 1967. He studied Political Science at the Panteion University of Athens and Social Politics at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 1993 he works as a journalist, writing for major Greek newspapers. He has produced documentaries for Sky TV & Radio.