Photo Gallery: A Crisis of Confidence Between Merkel and Hollande
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Photo Gallery: A Crisis of Confidence Between Merkel and Hollande

Parallel Universes in Paris and Berlin Is the Franco-German Axis Kaput?

The most recent European Union summit exposed deep differences between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande. Berlin wants Brussels to be bestowed with greater power over national budgets and Paris is calling for an end to austerity. The dispute threatens to intensify the euro crisis.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan