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Italian PM gets backing of Sarkozy and Merkel

The leaders of France and Germany are proposing changes to EU treaties, to tighten control over the eurozone.

President Nicolas Sarkozy and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel also expressed their strong support for Italy's interim prime-minister, Mario Monti, after the three met in Strasbourg.

France and Germany are keen to present a united front, however they disagree on the role of the European Central Bank in helping stabilise the eurozone.

From Brussels, Chris Morris reports.

  • 25 Nov 2011
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