Endgame for Europe's Currency Reform Is Euro Summit First Step Toward Economic Government?

The future architecture of Europe's common currency is starting to take shape. On Friday, leaders of the 17 euro-zone countries are meeting in Brussels to hammer out details of a plan to ensure the stability of the beleaguered euro. German Chancellor Angela Merkel remains under tremendous domestic political pressure to remain tough, but concessions are expected.
Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy (in December): A taxing marathon summit is expected.

Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy (in December): A taxing marathon summit is expected.

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