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In times of European crisis, refusing to meet the probable future head of a major European nation is very stupid indeed; and probably bad politics too, which is why there is so much embarassment and backtracking over the story.

They know perfectly well that the election of Hollande would shift the balance of power significantly in favour of expansionist policies.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Mar 5th, 2012 at 06:09:22 AM EST
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Hollande's "first foreign trip" to Germany is going to be laughs all around.

There are three stories about the euro crisis: the Republican story, the German story, and the truth. -- Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 5th, 2012 at 06:27:58 AM EST
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