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Germany’s Fischer warns of looming political crisis in Europe

BERLIN (Reuters) – Six years ago, weeks after U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, European leaders gathered in Paris to discuss a joint response to the financial earthquake shaking their continent.

France and several other states pushed for the creation of a European fund to help the bloc cope. Germany’s Angela Merkel ruled out a common approach, insisting that each country come up with its own plan to combat what would turn out to be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

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