Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande
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Merkel calls for 'economic co-ordination' in talks with Hollande

German chancellor Angela Merkel has called for greater co-ordination of economic policy among EU nations, at a meeting with the French president in Paris.

Despite their different approaches to tackling economic problems. the talks were aimed at showing unity and kick-starting growth and creating jobs.

But the meeting was overshadowed by more bad economic news - unemployment in France has increased by 12% in one year.

Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.

  • 31 May 2013
  • From the section Europe
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