Merkel to urge leaders to focus on sustainability

07/2/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

At the Group of Eight summit next week in L'Aquila, Italy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to encourage her peers to put sustainability before rapid, risky growth. "In recent years, we've had the Asian crisis, the new-economy crisis, and now this great international financial and economic crisis -- we can't slide into a crisis every five to seven years," she said.

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