Merkel to join Sarkozy on campaign trail / Sarkozy to bring in German-style reforms

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Series Details 30.1.12
Publication Date 30/01/2012
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Article reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to join Nicolas Sarkozy on the campaign trail as the incumbent French President took to the airwaves on the 29 January 2012 to launch a set of German-style structural reforms aimed at seizing the initiative in his uphill re-election attempt.

The pledge by the German leader underscored the close ties she and Mr Sarkozy – together now habitually dubbed 'Merkozy' – have built during the eurozone crisis, despite clear tensions between them at times.

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