Germany and France agree joint plan
on 22/01/2013 13:07:52
German chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting French president Francois Hollande the two countries were "aware of our great responsibility" to end the crisis and make growth possible. She said both were convinced competitiveness was hugely significant.
The two countries plan to come up with proposals by May.
Germany and France are marking 50 years of an accord that enshrined the two former adversaries' post-Second World War reconciliation with a joint cabinet meeting and a joint session of their parliaments.
The 1963 Elysee Treaty marked a milestone for the two former foes.