German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. In one whirlwind morning, the European Union nations agreed on the foundation of a fully

 

              German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. In one whirlwind morning, the European Union nations agreed on the foundation of a fully
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. In one whirlwind morning, the European Union nations agreed on the foundation of a fully-fledged banking union and Greece’s euro partners approved billions of euros in bailout loans that will prevent the nation from going bankrupt. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)