Angela Merkle, the German chancellor, hasn't had an easy time of it in recent weeks.
It is well know Germany places a particularly high priority on price stability, yet as long as Germany remains in the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) with the euro as its currency, Germany may not be in control of German inflation.
Last week Morgan Stanley wrote to their clients late last week warning that Germany may leave the euro and the EMU and that investors should be prepared for the event.
If this happens it may create an enormous financial windfall for millions of individual Germans, as well as German companies, not to mention the German government.
You can read the reasons why here. It is a lengthy document but well worth reading. Also it may clarify why Sarkozy's threat to leave isn't quite so silly.
Thanks to NotASheep