Hollande announces talks with Merkel on ‘the future of Europe’ – Hollande eyes end to Russia sanctions, rules out solo action in Libya

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Series Details 05.01.15
Publication Date 05/01/2015
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French president François Hollande gave an unprecedented two-hour interview with FranceInter radio on 5 January 2015, talking about the challenges facing the European Union and the sanctions against Russia amongst other issues of the international stage.

Mr Hollande announced he would meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 11 January 2015 to discuss common economic positions and a new attitude in terms of decision-making on a EU level. The president also discussed the options for lifting sanctions on Russia.

Source Link http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-priorities-2020/hollande-announces-talks-merkel-future-europe-311029
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