German chancellor Angela Merkel with some comments, via Reuters

  • Says that the above will be the spirit of the EU summit this week
  • Says that it is no coincidence that first chapter of German coalition agreement focuses on Europe
  • Outlook for this and next year are positive for European economies
  • Must take advantage of Europe's economic growth

Some pro-EU comments by Merkel, does that surprise you? Just more political cards being played out to distract from the ongoing German coalition vote - in which the results will be out on 4 March.