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Flags of Germany, France and the European Union flutter in the wind before the meeting of French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, May 15, 2012.
Flags of Germany, France and the European Union flutter in the wind before the meeting of French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, May 15, 2012.
(Tobias Schwarz/Reuters)

SCOTT BARLOW

What to watch as EU crisis rears its ugly head

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A combination of economic woes and policy dysfunction has the European Union on the precipice of disaster. Again. And while Canadian investors may be bored with the endless eurocrat plate-spinning, Europe’s upheaval is not finished toying with Canadian asset prices.