Until Elections Do Us Part A Deep Frost in Franco-German Relations

Progress in the European Union is stalled at the moment because France and Germany can't get along. Paris is hoping for a change of government in Berlin after elections this fall, but even that would do little to bridge growing differences between the countries.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel: A year into Hollande's term, Franco-German relations are even worse than pessimists in both countries had predicted.

François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel: A year into Hollande's term, Franco-German relations are even worse than pessimists in both countries had predicted.

Foto: CARSTEN KOALL/ AFP
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein