France and Germany Seek Bail-out Agreement on Greece
Via the BBC: Greece: Merkel and Sarkozy urge bail-out
The leaders of Germany and France have said that they want a new rescue package for debt-laden Greece to be agreed as soon as possible.
Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy were speaking after Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou announced a cabinet reshuffle.
Mrs Merkel and Mr Sarkozy met in Berlin after a public disagreement between their governments over whether private investors should be forced to assume a greater burden to resolve Greece’s debt crisis.
In the category of “a picture is worth a thousand words” (or, in this case, a bar graph), the following is instructive as to why the leaders of these countries in particular might be interested in a solution to the crisis: