March 12, 2011
European leaders reached agreement in the early hours of this morning on how to tackle the debt crisis afflicting the nations using the single currency, with significant concessions from Germany.
“The fundamental path was hacked open,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Along the way, Mrs Merkel made some serious concessions, which might cost her when she faces her electorate at home.
Together with her eurozone counterparts, Chancellor Merkel agreed to boost the region’s bailout fund, the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), so it can lend the full €440bn (£380bn) that it initially promised.