I had the opportunity yesterday to appear on BBC World's World Business Report to talk about the disappointing French economic growth numbers.
Germany cannot stand alone in Europe. At a time when the French economy that is growing - for the first time in five years - more slowly than Spain, for the European economy to decisively move forward, more policy stimulus is needed beyond last week's rate cut.
There were plenty of reports in the last week that the interest rate cut split the ECB governing council with the German representative voting against it. Mrs Merkel and the other German policy-makers need to keep thinking about whether they will risk the overall European economic profile.
I think Europe needs further stimulus assistance. Whilst the policymakers discuss this, further Euro weakness is likely and regional stock markets - even with the global help of factors such as Janet Yellen's testimony - are likely to see volatility.
There remains good European companies to invest in but top-down issues to factor in too. France tells Mr Draghi 'more please'. Will Germany sanction it?