#Putin not in a constructive mood according to German officials at #asem2014 summit in Milan
#Kremlin on #Merkel #Putin mtg: The two leaders continued to express serious differences in views on source of Ukraine’s domestic conflict
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.