Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande
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France and Germany mark Elysee pact's 50th anniversary

France and Germany have marked the 50th anniversary of a treaty that helped to reconcile the two former foes.

French President Francois Hollande told a joint session of their parliaments in Berlin that a generation had grown up knowing only peace and democracy.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the two states would work on deeper economic and fiscal integration.

Steve Evans reports from Berlin.

  • 22 Jan 2013