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Europe could be plunged into war if efforts to save euro fail: German Chancellor


October 27, 2011 - Brussels

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a warning that European countries could end up warring with each other if the euro collapses.

Merkel was addressing an informal hour-long summit of all 27 EU nations in Brussels to try to strike a deal to save the currency.

"What is good for Europe is good for Germany. Another half century of peace and prosperity in Europe is not to be taken for granted. If the euro fails, Europe fails. We have a historical obligation: To protect by all means Europe's unification process begun by our forefathers after centuries of hatred and blood spill," The Daily Express quoted Merkel, as saying.

"None of us can foresee what the consequences would be if we were to fail. It cannot be that some time in the future they say the political generation responsible for Europe in the second decade of the 21st century has failed in the face of history," she added.

ANI

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