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Wolfgang Schäuble

Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany's Interior Minister
Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany's Interior Minister

In a HARDtalk interview broadcast on 22nd June 2009, Stephen Sackur talks to Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany's Interior Minister.

Wolfgang Schäuble, is one of the most senior figures in the ruling Christian Democratic Union party.

Germany is going through tough times thanks to the global recession but it remains Europe's strongest economic power.

So why do Germany's leaders seem so reluctant to take a lead role in responding to the world's most pressing economic, political and security challenges? Wolfgang Schäuble talks to Stephen Sackur.

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