Hollande's euro talks with Merkel

The newly-inaugurated French president Francois Hollande and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel have underlined their desire for Greece to stay in the eurozone and were prepared to introduce measures to help growth in the country.

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Berlin prepares for Hollande

President Hollande is due in Berlin Credit: Reuters

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.

President Hollande is due in Berlin Credit: Reuters

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