The pipeline across the Baltic has pitted the United States and the European Union against Germany, and a swelling chorus of domestic critics against German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Whereas the U.S. and the U.K. essentially have two-party governments, Germany governs through multiparty coalitions that don’t swing radically to and fro with every election.
The sensible Swiss — by almost two-thirds — voted to stop their foray into Europe's soak-the-rich mood. Multinationals such as Nestle SA and Novartis AG can now happily stay at home rather than having to relocate.