Embattled French President Hollande visiting UK
31 January 2014 Last updated at 06:15 GMT
French President Francois Hollande is visiting Britain on Friday for his first UK-France summit with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Mr Hollande is under pressure at home because of economic concerns and revelations about his private life and things may not be more comfortable for him on the other side of the Channel.
Defence, nuclear energy, EU reforms and the economy are on the agenda - and it is on the financial front that the two leaders appear to be growing apart, as Christian Fraser reports.