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“I want to see the euro come out of this crisis stronger than it went into it, and since we’ve already accomplished that in Germany, we can also accomplish that in Europe,” she said.

Domestically, she promised more support for families raising children, tax incentives for people undertaking energy-saving renovations for their homes, and more money for research and development.

She said the country needs economic growth to create more jobs, but she also said it did not need growth at any price, pledging that her policies would be “economically, ecologically and socially responsible.”

Associated Press writer Geir Moulson contributed to this article.