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Cameron, Merkel Promise To 'Work Together' On Euro Disagreement


German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) chats with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron during a news conference after talks in Berlin on November 18.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) chats with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron during a news conference after talks in Berlin on November 18.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have pledged to "work together" on disagreements that divide them on eurozone policy.

Cameron, speaking at a joint news conference with Merkel in Berlin, said he and Germany's leader agreed on the need for "decisive action" to resolve the eurozone debt crisis.

Both Cameron and Merkel downplayed differences between Germany -- the 17-nation eurozone's biggest economy -- and non-eurozone-member Britain.

Merkel highlighted the two countries' common interest in getting public finances in order and ensuring that a European Union budget increase is kept in check.

But the two leaders acknowledged that there was no sign of progress on differences over Germany's push for a financial transaction tax in Europe, a measure Britain rejects.

compiled from agency reports

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