May 7, 2012
Pragmatic Merkel Will Work with Hollande
Philip Oltermann, The Guardian
Angela Merkel isn't due to meet François Hollande for the first time until next week, but she must think she already knows him fairly well. Otherwise her senior diplomats wouldn't have confidently announced that the German and French head of state will find a "pragmatic solution" over the new fiscal pact, as they told Süddeutsche Zeitung last week. But then she would say that: pragmatism is what Merkel is all about.
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