Merkel says EU leaders to adopt rescue shield deal

BERLIN, Dec 15 (BestGrowthStock) – European Union leaders will adopt
a deal on a rescue shield for the euro zone when they meet at a
summit on Thursday and Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel
said on Wednesday.

Merkel said the leaders would adopt the deal struck late
last month by their finance ministers, who agreed to create the
European Stabilisation Mechanism (ESM) — a permanent mechanism
for resolving sovereign debt crises — from mid-2013.
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(Reporting by Dave Graham and Brian Rohan, writing by Paul
Carrel)

Merkel says EU leaders to adopt rescue shield deal