This American Life is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to. Today, I heard the 'Continental Breakup' story, via the Planet Money team. I felt that the overview of the Euro Debt Crisis by the Planet Money team was simple, thorough, and straightforward. A portion of the podcast that reveals the basics of Germany's position in the matter.
FOREWARNING: I don't believe this as truth, but the notion crossed my mind that Germany is carrying out one of the world's greatest Silent Economic Wars (consciously or sub-consciously). It was just a momentary thought.
The way Planet Money describes their history; Germany has a prescribed history in opposition to printing money (thus resulting in economic inflation). Therefore, I presume the consensus of the European Central Bank isn't at a majority or unanimous vote to print more money.
Now that I'm compelled, more research and information gathering must be done... I will leave it up to you to listen to the podcast and come up with your own conclusions.