Merkel pushes for binding European reforms

first_img Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober BERLIN (AP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel is renewing a push for European countries to make binding agreements to carry out economic reforms as she underlines continuity in her new government’s approach to the continent’s debt crisis.Merkel told Parliament Wednesday in the first speech of her third term that the approach of seeking reforms in exchange for aid “has been proven right.” She pointed to Ireland’s exit from its bailout program and progress elsewhere. Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility ErrorOK ErrorOK Men’s health affects baby’s health too But Merkel, who now heads a new coalition of right and left, says an economic upswing is “anything but already guaranteed” and more must be done.Countries currently receive nonbinding annual recommendations on reform steps from the European Union’s executive Commission. Merkel is calling for binding contracts in the future though she expects only “slow progress” on the issue.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img

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