A referendum for Germany?


Sir, – Chancellor Angela Merkel claims that joint Euro-bonds or deposit-guarantee schemes would violate the German constitution (“Spanish bond yields hit record”, Breaking News, June 14th). Couldn’t the good chancellor propose a referendum to amend the German constitution then? Let’s see if the chancellor is as pro-Europe as she would have the rest of us. – Yours, etc,


Via Marco Bellucci,


Rome, Italy.