Latest update: 13/12/2011
- Angela Merkel - Economic crisis - European Union - eurozone - France - Germany - Nicolas Sarkozy
France and Germany, marriage or divorce?
Will the European crisis revive old demons? The core of the European Union, the Franco-German couple, is officially working hand in hand to salvage the euro and refound the union. Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel basically spent the week together - Monday in Paris, Wednesday in Marseille, and Thursday and Friday in Brussels. But some here in French resent the perceived alignment with Germany as a loss of sovereignty and identity.
- Gregory VISCUSI, Reporter, Bloomberg News;
- Marc-Olivier PADIS, Vice-president, Terra Nova + Editor-in-chief, "Esprit" Magazine;
- Thomas KLAU, Paris Bureau Chief, European Council on Foreign Relations.