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Summary Box: Europe Wrestles Over Euro Crisis

LACK ON CONSENSUS: European ministers are fighting over the best way to combat the debt crisis that has crippled the eurozone. Ministers are divided over how urgently they need to decide on their next steps - and what those steps should be.

POSSIBLE REPERCUSSIONS: The lack of agreement risks a flare-up in financial markets. Also, the interest rates on Portuguese government bonds were near euro-era highs, heightening speculation that the country might soon have to follow Greece and Ireland in seeking international help.

POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Eurozone officials have promised to present a "comprehensive response" to the debt crisis by the end of March. At the center of this response will likely be an overhaul of the currency union's bailout fund.