Merkel reiterates need for states to respect commitments

(AGI) Berlin, Oct 1 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel hasreacted to France's rebelling against the rules of theStability Pact saying, "all EU states must do their duty andfully respect their commitments." Merkel added that long-termsustainable growth can only be achieved on the basis of solidbudget policies and that this is "the basis for the EuropeanUnion's credibility." The chancellor also said, "we cannot forthe moment say that the economic crisis is completely behindus." . .

(AGI) Berlin, Oct 1 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel hasreacted to France's rebelling against the rules of theStability Pact saying, "all EU states must do their duty andfully respect their commitments." Merkel added that long-termsustainable growth can only be achieved on the basis of solidbudget policies and that this is "the basis for the EuropeanUnion's credibility." The chancellor also said, "we cannot forthe moment say that the economic crisis is completely behindus." . .