October 18, 2012

France, Germany at Odds Ahead of EU Summit

Carsten Volkery, Der Spiegel

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Germany has a clear vision for the future of the European Union -- but so does France. Unfortunately, the two concepts are radically different, and neither side seems interested in backing down. The conflict is set to dominate the EU summit on Thursday and Friday.

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