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Hollande (l) at the G8 summit in Camp David: 'We have to do it with everybody that counts in Europe, Germany naturally' (Photo: The White House)

Hollande to confront Merkel on eurobonds at EU summit

French leader Francois Hollande has said he will call for the creation of joint eurozone debt at Wednesday's (23 May) snap EU summit in Brussels despite German hostility to the idea.

Speaking to press after the G8 meeting in Camp David, Maryland, on Saturday, he said: "Within this package of proposals there will be eurobonds and I will not be alone in proposing them. I had confirmation on this at the G8."

He added on Germany's antipathy toward the plan: "There's no reason to think...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Hollande (l) at the G8 summit in Camp David: 'We have to do it with everybody that counts in Europe, Germany naturally' (Photo: The White House)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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