German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks to Romanian President Traian Basescu, left, as President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, centre, smiles, at the Palace of Parliament, the... more 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks to Romanian President Traian Basescu, left, as President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, centre, smiles, at the Palace of Parliament, the venue of the EPP (European People's Party) statutory congress in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Germany’s Chancellor says that Europe should not be reduced to its current economic woes but should be seen as a diverse bloc of 500 million citizens that stands for freedom and democracy. Angela Merkel spoke Wednesday during a two-day congress of the center-right European People’s Party in Bucharest, an event attended by the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and sixteen heads of state. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Vadim Ghirda
Thu, Oct 18, 2012 1:59 PM EDT