Earlier this month the prominent financier George Soros called on Germany 'to lead or leave' the eurozone.
Hans Werner Sinn is one of Germany's most prominent economists who has long argued against the size of the bailouts for debt laden eurozone countries like Greece.
He tells HARDtalk's Katya Adler that calls for Germany to lead more in Europe is another way of saying it should pay more.
You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Wednesday 19th September 2012 at 03:30, 08:30, 15:30 and 20:30 GMT. It also broadcasts on the BBC News Channel in the UK at 04:30 BST on Wednesday 19th September and 00:30 BST on Thursday 20th September 2012.
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