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Merkel dodges Draghi call for clarity with bank union swerve

Delicate balancing act between them as they try to consolidate recent years' economic gains

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DIFFERENT PRIORITIES: Mr Draghi (above) urged EU leaders to set out a clear path forward for the monetary union, while Ms Merkel is wary of the risk of a domestic backlash against underwriting bank deposits in the rest of the bloc.

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DIFFERENT PRIORITIES: Mr Draghi urged EU leaders to set out a clear path forward for the monetary union, while Ms Merkel (above) is wary of the risk of a domestic backlash against underwriting bank deposits in the rest of the bloc.

Brussels

EUROPEAN Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi pushed European Union leaders for clarity on the future of the euro this week. But Germany still chose to skirt a critical area of disagreement with its partners.

During a closed-door session in Brussels on Thursday, Mr

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