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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday told the German parliament, the Bundestag, that she continues to oppose a common financing of government debts in the eurozone. The creation of Eurobonds "will not contribute to overcoming the crisis," she said in a speech ahead of next week EU's summit on the euro in Brussels. Merkel told representatives that she expects it will take years to solve the crisis. The German government leader also said that she opposes a more active role of the European Central Bank, the ECB. Some have suggested that the ECB buy state debts of problem countries, in order to keep interest rates of for example Italy and Spain lower than they are now. This video was made available by the audiovisual services of the Bundestag.