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Hollande meets European Council president in Paris


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Hollande meets European Council president in Paris

The president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, has been meeting with France’s new president.

Francois Hollande, who swept to victory with an anti-austerity campaign, has lots to get off his chest when it comes to tackling the EU over its debt-busting policies. Hollande believes cost-cutting is stifling growth.

However, there have already been warnings that the European fiscal pact is not up for renegotiation.

On Thursday, Hollande will meet Jean-Claude Juncker, who chairs the meetings of eurozone finance ministers.

Just days after his election win, the socialist is throwing himself into the job.

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