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- Germany’s Angela Merkel has echoed Sarkozy’s comments of yesterday in announcing she will push for stronger EU measures to impose greater fiscal discipline within the EU. The chancellor said today that she would seek the negotiation of a new EU Treaty to that effect.
- Meanwhile, in our poll on the euro today, almost half of respondents said they do not believe Ireland has a future in the single currency if a treaty change is involved.
- In a case of either unfortunate timing or incredible optimism, the ECB has decided to use this week to release its celebratory video marking ten years of the euro.
Soldiers from the UK’s Scots Guards have been belatedly marking St Andrew’s Day with some Highland Games activities at Wellington Barracks in London (Photos: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images):