The World From Berlin Paris Meeting Produced 'Big Words, Little Deeds'

Tuesday's Franco-German summit produced grand pledges of deeper fiscal coordination in the euro zone, but most of the proposals aren't new and will fail to reassure markets that Europe can contain its debt crisis, write German media commentators. Slowing German economic growth, meanwhile, poses new risks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy prepare to address the press after their meeting on Tuesday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy prepare to address the press after their meeting on Tuesday.

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David Crossland