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Merkel Says Confident of ‘Ambitious’ Result at Oct. 26 Summit

October 22, 2011

Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she is confident that European Union leaders will produce an “ambitious” result at their summit on Oct. 26.

“I believe the finance ministers have made progress and that we will achieve ambitious goals on Wednesday,” Merkel told reporters today in Brussels. “Still, these are difficult talks and it is important that Germany and France in particular take a very active part in the preparations. We are doing that.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Tony Czuczka in Brussels at aczuczka@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jones Hayden at jhayden1@bloomberg.net


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