German Parliamentary Vote Merkel Says Future Peace and Prosperity At Stake in Crisis Talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, facing a parliamentary vote on a new euro rescue package on Wednesday, said she was convinced the measures can help the EU to overcome the crisis. She declared that Europe's peace and prosperity were at stake, and that history would condemn EU leaders if they failed to live up to their duty.
Angela Merkel addressing the German parliament on Wednesday.

Angela Merkel addressing the German parliament on Wednesday.

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cro -- with wire reports