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President Hollande said he was 'delighted' after his first meeting with Chancellor Merkel, where they spoke "the international language of intelligence."
They both said that they hoped Greece would stay within the eurozone and both spoke of growth across Europe.
Mr Hollande has said; "growth is something that must be created, in countries, across the eurozone."
Talking about the new Greek elections Angela Merkel said that "we have to respect that there are new elections in Greece, we expect Greece to be able to stay within the Euro."
Francois Hollande has said at joint press conference with Angela Merkel, that Greece remaining in the Eurozone is important for France, Germany and for Greece, he said 'we must find solutions.'
He said that both countries will be supporting growth for Greece. He said 'we can pull Greece though the recession.'
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are giving a joint newsconference in Berlin.
Ms Merkel has said that they have got to know each other and have covered some important points. The Chancellor said they had covered the 'European agenda.'
She said they were confident that they would solve these problems. Ms Merkel also said she hoped Greece would stay within the eurozone.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the newly-inaugurated French President Francois Hollande will hold a news conference in Berlin shortly following their talks.
French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Berlin and been greeted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
They are expected to have a dinner together and will give a press conference later this evening.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed France's new Socialist President Francois Hollande to Germany this evening.
He arrived approximately an hour and a half late to their meeting as his plane was hit by lightning en route to Berlin.
Francois Hollande has arrived in Berlin for his talks with Angela Merkel.
New French President Francois Hollande is due to arrive in Berlin to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time.
Troops have lined the red carpet outside the Chancellery where the two leaders will meet.
President Hollande is late for the meeting as his plane had to return to Paris after being hit by lightning.
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During their first meeting French President Hollande and German Chancellor Merkel have said they hope to keep Greece within the eurozone
Francois Hollande has officially become France's 24th president as his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy left the Elysee Palace for the last time.