MERKEL: 'Next Year Will No Doubt Be More Difficult Than 2011'

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Photo: AP/Remy de la Mauviniere

Not much of a “happy new year” in Europe …

From the Financial Times:  Europe’s leaders warn of tough 2012

… Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France, said the gravest crisis Europe has faced since the second world war “is not over” and Angela Merkel, German chancellor, told German voters “next year will no doubt be more difficult than 2011”.
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More quotes from Reuters: EU Officials Begin New Year With Calls to Save the Euro

And some more unfortunate comments from German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble:

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble called the euro “a clear success story” and pledged the currency would remain stable … “This is not a euro crisis, it is a debt crisis in some euro states,” Schaeuble told German newspaper Bild …

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