Cameron: need "decisive" action on crisis
Thursday, November 17, 2011
BERLIN (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says he and Germany's leader agree on the need for "decisive action" to resolve the eurozone debt crisis.
Cameron and Chancellor Angela Merkel downplayed differences Friday between Germany -- the 17-nation eurozone's biggest economy -- and non-eurozone member Britain.
Cameron says the two agree that "we need to take decisive action to help stabilize the eurozone."
He acknowledges that the two countries have differences but says that they can "deal with" them.
Merkel highlighted the two countries' common interest in getting public finances in order and ensuring that a European Union budget increase is kept in check.
But there is no sign of progress on differences over Germany's wish for a financial transaction tax in Europe.