European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, left, and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy look through their papers during a pre-summit meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels ... more 
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, left, and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy look through their papers during a pre-summit meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels on Thursday, Oct 28, 2010. European Union governments put up hundreds of billions of euros earlier this year to keep financially troubled members like Greece or Ireland from defaulting on their debts. Now Germany is pushing to let hopelessly indebted governments do exactly that, admit they can't pay and hit bond investors with the costs instead of taxpayers. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Virginia Mayo
Thu, Oct 28, 2010 9:12 AM EDT