France Dominates EU Summit Hollande Steals the Show from Merkel

French President François Hollande managed to set the tone at his first EU summit with his proposal for euro bonds. It was the first such meeting in years that was not dominated by Chancellor Merkel. Hollande wanted to send the message that France will be more assertive in the future.
French President François Holland at the end of the informal EU summit in Brussels.

French President François Holland at the end of the informal EU summit in Brussels.

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