German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a regional meeting of her Christian Democratic Party in Sternberg, eastern Germany Saturday Nov. 3, 2012. Merkel said Europe's sovereign debt

 

              German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a regional meeting of her Christian Democratic Party in Sternberg, eastern Germany Saturday Nov. 3, 2012.  Merkel said  Europe
German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a regional meeting of her Christian Democratic Party in Sternberg, eastern Germany Saturday Nov. 3, 2012. Merkel said Europe's sovereign debt crisis will last at least five more years and the continent is on the right path to overcome the crisis but "whoever thinks this can be fixed in one or two years is wrong." (AP Photo/dapd/ Thomas Haentzschel)