Photo Gallery: A Crisis of Confidence Between Merkel and Hollande 10/22/2012
 Perhaps the greatest points of contention, however, are Hollande's calls for...
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Perhaps the greatest points of contention, however, are Hollande's calls for the creation of euro bonds. Hollande believes the euro crisis can only be solved if Europe introduces shared liability for dehbts. His staff is constantly introducing new proposals that tend to differ in name only: euro bonds, euro bills, a debt repayment fund. The French are also annoyed that Berlin is incessantly calling for strict budget controls while the Continent slips into recession. Hollande accuses the Germans of having double standards. He argues they are demanding a lot of other Europeans while unilaterally ursuing national interests, as in the case of aircraft maker EADS.