German Chancellor Angela Merkel, attends a press conference in Kiel, northern Germany, Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 after a meeting with Christian Democratic (CDU) party leaders. German Chancellor Angela ... more 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, attends a press conference in Kiel, northern Germany, Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 after a meeting with Christian Democratic (CDU) party leaders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Standard & Poor's downgrades of nine eurozone countries underline the fact that Europe has a "long road" in front of it to win back investors' confidence. Merkel pushed Saturday for European countries to implement "as soon as possible" a planned pact to strengthen budget discipline and said eurozone countries also must move quickly to implement their permanent rescue fund - the so-called European Stability Mechanism. (AP Photo/dapd: Philipp Guelland) less 
1 / 1
Associated Press | Photo By dapd: Philipp Guelland
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:00 AM EST