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50 years of German-Franco reconciliation – Chancelor Merkel meets President Hollande in Reims – ‘We will have to defend the euro’- by OTA-Berlin Constituency blog contributor Emil Hoogensteyn

Sunday, July 8th, 2012
Angela Merkel - foto Wikipedia - source Ricardo Stuckert/PR

Angela Merkel – foto Wikipedia – source Ricardo Stuckert/PRToday’s edition of the Deutsche Welle put it well – “From bitter enemies to firm friends: Germany and France have achieved true reconciliation over the last 50 years. The Elysée Treaty, signed back in 1963, can serve as an example to others.” http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16078972,00.html .

Chancellor Merkel met President Hollande in Reims, Eastern France earlier today. They […] Continue Reading…

Merkel meets Hollande in Berlin this evening – On the weekend SPD win big in German regional elections in North Rhine-Westphalia – upstart Piraten Partie also do well – CDU loses big-time but Merkel’s national position as Chancellor unaffected- by OTA-Berlin Constituency blog contributor Emil Hoogensteyn

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012


Angela Merkel met the newly appointed French President Hollande in Berlin this evening.

It was more a getting-to-know each other type of meeting and an opportunity to again clear the air, or at least clean the air of the former French President, Sarkozy.

President Hollande’s trip began in rather inauspicious circumstances when the President’s plane was apparently hit by lightning climbing out of Paris […] Continue Reading…

French Elections – ‘Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows': Chancellor Merkel to go out on a political limb & out of her way to support Sarkozy’s re-election – by OTA-Berlin Constituency blog contributor Emil Hoogensteyn

Monday, January 30th, 2012


Political forces can sometimes bring and even force together people who might otherwise have very little in common –  this could be the case with the German Chancellor Merkel and the French President Sarkozy.

” Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows” is how William Shakespeare put it with a man who has been shipwrecked and finds himself seeking shelter beside a sleeping […] Continue Reading…