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"Europe cannot be successful without Germany, and I also believe that Germany cannot be successful without Europe." Together with the College President Barroso received Chancellor Merkel today. At the subsequent press point President Barroso stressed that "only through European renewal, only with more Europe, with more committed European Union leadership we can build confidence in our common capacity to act," and underlined that "renewal requires leadership and determination. That is why we need to say without ambiguity "yes" to a more united Europe, with strong Community institutions, working in close, loyal partnership with our Member States " "The contribution of Germany remains decisive," added the President. He also announced that he together with Chancellor Merkel will push for a global financial transaction tax at the G20 Summit in November.