France's Hollande makes bold debut on EU summit stage




 
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France's Hollande makes bold debut on EU summit stage
 
May 24th, 2012  
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France's Hollande makes bold debut on EU summit stage
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - At his first meeting of EU leaders, with the hotly contested issue of shared euro-zone debt top of his discussion list, France's new president made it clear on Wednesday that he intends to stand up to Berlin on European policy. As Francois Hollande arrived for the summit in Brussels, the Socialist leader told reporters that euro bonds would be up for discussion. Moments later, Chancellor Angela Merkel stepped out of her limousine and said curtly that she did not think such bonds were a good idea or would help to boost growth. ...




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