BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 07: German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during debates over the federal budget at the Bundestag on September 7, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Merkel used the opportunity to ... more 
BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 07: German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during debates over the federal budget at the Bundestag on September 7, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Merkel used the opportunity to argue for an extension of the EFSF, the European mechanism for helping European Union member states in times of financial crisis, and said: "Should the Euro fail, then Europe fails." ("Scheitert der Euro, scheitert Europa."). Many critics argue against the move, claiming it will only expose Germany more to the debt problems of other states, like Greece, without ensuring Eurozone stability. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) less 
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