Europe will emerge from the crisis stronger than ever, AP reported referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“The depth of the economic decline demands that we hurry,” Merkel told lawmakers. “We must waste no time — only the weakest would suffer from that. I very much hope that we can reach an agreement this summer. That will require a lot of readiness to compromise from all sides — and from you too.”
“We must not be naive: In many member states, opponents of Europe are just waiting to misuse the crisis for their ends,” Merkel said. “We must show them all where the added value of cooperation in the European Union lies. We must show that a return to nationalism means not more, but less control.”
According to Reuters, Merkel also noted: "Europe will emerge from the crisis stronger than ever if we strengthen cohesion and solidarity."