Tag Archives: President of France

Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Germany Rules Out Eurobonds For 104th Time; Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don’t – 23 May 2012

I have no idea what the actual number of times Germany Has ruled out Eurobonds. It could be 504 or even 1004. I Made up the number 104 which simply means “a lot”.

Nonetheless, the Eurobond idea resurfaces every other week or so, and every time, someone from Germany (typically Merkel, the Bundesbank, or the Finance Minister) rules them out. Continue reading

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BBC News – Socialist Francois Hollande Wins French Presidency – 6 May 2012

Socialist Francois Hollande has been elected as France’s new president.

He got about 52% of votes in Sunday’s run-off, according to early projections, against 48% for centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

Mr Sarkozy has admitted defeat, saying: “Francois Hollande is the president of France and he must be respected.”

Analysts say the vote has wide implications for the whole eurozone. Mr Hollande has vowed to rework a deal on government debt in member countries.

(Read the whole story : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news link to original article)