Germany Financial Crisis

September 14, 2011 - 2:10 PM
Burnt euro notes, burnt because they were unusable for various reasons, are displayed in the money museum of German Bundesbank in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, with the German word "Ungueltig" or invalid cut into them. A top lawmaker from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partner is defending comments by his party's leader that an "orderly insolvency" for Greece should be considered in the future if Athens cannot get its finances in order. The comments by Free Democrats leader Philipp Roesler roiled markets earlier this week. They prompted Merkel to say she saw no quick solutions to Greece's problems and caution that "everyone should very carefully weigh their words." (AP Photo/Michael Probst)