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Euro Zone Enters New Year With Worrying Tensions Between France and Germany


The relationship between France and Germany has long been central to the European Union. Until May of this year, conservative leaders Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France, worked hand in hand making decisions for the euro zone as it stumbled through economic crises. But mid year, Socialist Francois Hollande took power in France -- throwing the historic Franco-German relationship into question. For VOA, Selah Hennessy tells us about the impact this could have on Europe in 2013.

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