Window Dressing for Hollande The Empty Promise of Europe's 'Growth Pact'

French President François Hollande promised his voters a growth pact to counteract Germany's obsession with austerity. Now, he has gotten what he asked for, nominally at least. But the pact, which will be agreed to at this week's EU summit, is full of hot air.
Since becoming French president, François Hollande has countered Merkel on her efforts to save the euro.

Since becoming French president, François Hollande has countered Merkel on her efforts to save the euro.

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