Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Reshuffle and a televised act of contrition

Read more

THE DEBATE

Macron malaise: Can the French president reverse his plummeting popularity?

Read more

ENCORE!

Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy on the red carpet in Paris

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

The dictator hunter: Reed Brody on bringing despots to justice

Read more

FOCUS

France explores alternatives to prison

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Blind support or strategic move? Australia mulls embassy move to Jerusalem

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

'Personal computing would not have existed without him': Paul Allen dies aged 65

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Fatal flooding in France

Read more

THE DEBATE

Saudi Arabia under pressure: Crown prince defiant over Khashoggi disappearance

Read more

Europe

Sarkozy, Merkel call for eurozone summit, tighter regulation

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2011-02-04

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined forces on Friday to propose holding a special eurozone summit in March as they announced plans to tighten economic regulation in the 17 nations sharing the common currency.

AFP - France and Germany are proposing a special summit of eurozone leaders in March, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said at a European Union summit on Friday.

Sarkozy made the announcement alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the two announced a joint plan to tighten economic governance across the 17-nation eurozone area.

The eurozone summit would allow leaders most directly affected by moves to fix flaws in the 17-nation monetary union and boost rescue funds, to debate which economic policies would be applied right across the economic bloc.

A favoured date emerging is March 4.

 

Date created : 2011-02-04

  • EU

    EU leaders agree on rescue fund for future debt crises

    Read more

  • DAVOS FORUM

    Business leaders cautiously optimistic for euro zone

    Read more

COMMENT(S)