Merkel: Crisis could weigh on Europe for years
- Associated Press
- December 14, 2012 - 11:17 AM
BRUSSELS - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe will continue to suffer from slow or no growth and high unemployment next year — and maybe beyond.
Her comments in Brussels on Friday appeared aimed at damping hopes for a quick economic revival on the continent after years of financial turmoil.
European Union finance ministers agreed Thursday on creating a single supervisor for European banks and on giving Greece further bailout funds.
But Merkel says there is still work to do, noting that "we still have a difficult time ahead of us."
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