Comment on: Juncker won't be missed as head of Eurogroup
This is a superficial and short-sighted view of Juncker's tenure, laced with uninformed euroscepticsm. To blame the euro zone's current disfunction on the guy chairing the meetings is silly. He was indeed an "architect" of the Maastricht Treaty, but so were Kohl, Mitterrand, Delors, Major in his way - the whole lot. I'll be curious to see whether a big country finance minister or head of state could be acceptable to other member states. "A stronger character from a more powerful state" would just get backs up; being from a small country is an advantage in this context. Also, no other serving eurozone official has anything approaching Juncker's depth and breadth of experience. I suspect that once he is gone he will be missed.
The argument makes perfect economic and even moral sense. Newspapers today need deep-pcoketed owners to maintain their independence and quality. Somebody better tell the NY TImes newsroom the facts of life. It recently reported that being owned by Bloomberg would mean a newspaper "could end up as a trophy to help sell more computer terminals." (See http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/business/media/weighing-the-financial-timess-worth-in-the-digital-age.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)