Woensdag 4 juli

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (R) during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels June 29, 2012. Euro zone leaders agreed on Friday to take emergency action to bring down Italy's and Spain's spiralling borrowing costs and to create a single supervisory body for euro zone banks by the end of this year, a first step towards a European banking union. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) REUTERS

De Duitse bondskanselier Merkel is in Rome voor overleg met premier Monti. Het is hun eerste gesprek na de enerverende EU-top van vorige week, die Monti op punten won. Merkel wordt nu scherp bekritiseerd in Duitsland.