European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, right, arrives at the Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The European Union hopes to push its member states ... more 
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, right, arrives at the Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The European Union hopes to push its member states to take firmer action on the debt crisis when it presents Wednesday a broad new plan to fight market turmoil, from strengthening weak banks to lowering Greece's debt burden. The plan is the boldest attempt yet to stem the crisis, which has linked the fortunes of highly indebted states like Greece, Ireland and Portugal with those of the banks that own those countries' bonds. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Yves Logghe
Thu, Oct 13, 2011 11:19 AM EDT