Arab Today, arab today merkel defends role in euro crisis against citizens\ ire
Last Updated : GMT 11:39:24
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Merkel defends role in euro crisis against citizens\' ire

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Merkel defends role in euro crisis against citizens\' ire

Berlin - AFP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her role in the eurozone crisis Monday against angry citizens of debt-mired nations, saying her tough austerity course was the only way to win back trust. Merkel told a news conference on her domestic and foreign policy that she was aware of the ire directed at her over the euro turmoil, with protesters in ailing countries shouting her name and newspapers likening her to Hitler. But she insisted that although Germany had an outsized role to play as Europe\'s biggest economy, crisis-fighting was a collaborative effort among leaders who had the single currency\'s best interest at heart. \"In my travels I have often been asked how do you deal with negative feelings because some people think that I am more responsible than others for decisions we\'ve made together,\" she said. \"In Greece, some people tend to forget that I didn\'t think up these programmes but rather that they\'re all from the ECB, the European Commission and the IMF (International Monetary Fund),\" she said, referring to the troika of international creditors. \"I didn\'t invent them, I couldn\'t just think up such economic programmes even if I wanted to,\" she said. \"So I always say, I\'m not doing this to annoy anyone but because I\'m strongly convinced that Europe can only maintain its prosperity and see its interests realised if it overcomes its crisis in such a way that it is better able to compete and solve our debt problems.\" Merkel added of her fellow European leaders: \"We work very well together and try to find good solutions together,\" she said, highlighting in particular the Franco-German axis of cooperation. She acknowledged that the road to recovery was arduous and renewed an expression of sympathy for the Greek people over the biting reforms required to pull them out of the debt quicksand. But she said she believed that cutting spending and restructuring economies to improve competitiveness were the sole way to restore confidence in the eurozone.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today merkel defends role in euro crisis against citizens\ ire Arab Today, arab today merkel defends role in euro crisis against citizens\ ire

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today merkel defends role in euro crisis against citizens\ ire Arab Today, arab today merkel defends role in euro crisis against citizens\ ire

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today US travel restrictions are still 'Muslim ban'

GMT 00:54 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

US travel restrictions are still 'Muslim ban'
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Israel builds settlements 'at high rate'

GMT 01:04 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

Israel builds settlements 'at high rate'
Arab Today, arab today Saudi clerics use Twitter, textbooks

GMT 10:13 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

Saudi clerics use Twitter, textbooks
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Personality study finds fish have hidden depths

GMT 00:43 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

Personality study finds fish have hidden depths
Arab Today, arab today 'Lady Beast' fights for girl gamers

GMT 10:27 2017 Sunday ,24 September

'Lady Beast' fights for girl gamers
Arab Today, arab today Botanical gardens a lifeboat

GMT 02:50 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

Botanical gardens a lifeboat
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Chevrolet's first 9-speed auto debuts

GMT 18:58 2017 Monday ,25 September

Chevrolet's first 9-speed auto debuts
Arab Today, arab today Third generation adds more power

GMT 13:40 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Third generation adds more power
Arab Today, arab today Mai Kassab happy for participating in new film

GMT 09:33 2017 Friday ,22 September

Mai Kassab happy for participating in new film
Arab Today, arab today Conditions growing dire    

GMT 09:22 2017 Monday ,25 September

Conditions growing dire    

GMT 08:56 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'

GMT 10:16 2017 Friday ,22 September

All eyes on May as she prepares

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 05:05 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Psychologists help Mexico deal

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 16:08 2017 Monday ,25 September

'World's heaviest woman' dies

GMT 12:09 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Taxi! Transport gets an overhaul

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday