Portugal Germany Financial Crisis

November 12, 2012 - 1:34 PM
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, talks with Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho before their meeting at the Sao Juliao da Barra fort in Oeiras, Portugal, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Merkel was Monday making another trip to a bailed-out eurozone country where many people blame her government for the harsh austerity measures they are enduring. Merkel was due to pay a brief visit to Portugal, which needed a euro 78 billion ($99 billion) rescue last year, in what was widely seen as a display of support for the Portuguese government’s efforts to restore the country’s fiscal health in the teeth of broad public and political opposition. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)