Merkel calls for "a political union"

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has called for a "step by step" move toward political union in Europe. Merkel was speaking at a political rally in Leipzig.

14th November, 2011
Angela Merkel

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has called for a "step by step" move toward political union in Europe.

The German chancellor made the call at the annual congress of her Christian Democratic Union party.

In her most explicit prescription yet to tackle Europe's debt crisis, Merkel told the CDU congress that it’s time to push for closer political ties and tighter budget rules. Evoking the 1989 pro-democracy protests that began in Leipzig and led to...

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