Approving bailouts and giving up some of your country’s sovereignty is not easy as evidenced by recent events in Germany. According to Bloomberg:
The political turmoil engulfed Merkel’s administration five days after she secured what she called a “breakthrough” European deal to enforce stricter budget rules and to stem the financial contagion now in its third year. That uncertainty may disrupt her efforts to restore market confidence by pushing the steps agreed on in Brussels through parliament in Berlin.
“The FDP and Wulff are a distraction in many ways,” Joerg Forbrig, an analyst at German Marshall Fund of the United States, said by phone. “The FDP is basically in the process of dismantling itself as a party while serving in government.” It’s “the last thing Merkel needs right now.”