German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are pushing for a more economically disciplined and unified eurozone as a way to stem Europe's spiraling debt crises. But it remains to be seen just how much the two leaders can do to reverse the economic damage spreading quickly. Below, the Monitor answers key questions about the debt crisis and the trouble it spells for the eurozone.
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