France and Germany pledge investment

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After meeting in Berlin, French and German economy and finance ministers pledged to present public investment plans in December.

France backtracks in battle over EU deficit target

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Prime minister Manuel Valls pledges France will stick to 2015 target despite earlier suggestions from president that it would ask for more leeway.

Sarkozy meets in private with Merkel

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The former French president upped comeback rumours by meeting the German Chancellor before addressing the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.