Photo Gallery: Alain Minc on Nicolas Sarkozy 01/24/2012
 The EU's leadership duo of Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy has become...
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The EU's leadership duo of Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy has become increasingly important over the course of the euro crisis. In a SPIEGEL interview, Alain Minc, a close adviser to Sarkozy, provides an inside look at Europe's most crucial relationship. "There are only three women in Sarkozy's life: Carla Bruni, his daughter and Angela Merkel," Minc told SPIEGEL.