Westerwelle sees ‘light at end of tunnel’

Germany’s foreign minister on Tuesday said he saw ?light at the end of the tunnel? in efforts to tackle the lingering eurozone crisis.

?We must look beyond the present and now also hold a debate about Europe’s future in a committed way,? Guido Westerwelle told Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

?It’s about making Europe better and creating new confidence in Europe,? he added.

Meanwhile, Finland’s Europe minister Alexander Stubb on Tuesday appeared skeptical of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso’s calls last week for a change to the EU’s treaty.

?If treaty change is needed, then it must be done. However, I am slightly skeptical as to the real need for treaty change and also cautious about its feasibility,? said Stubb, who is Minister of European Affairs and Foreign Trade.

Such move, he warned, would create further uncertainty for it would involve a series of referendums across the Continent.

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