• France is the bridge between northern Europe and southern Europe. I refuse any division. If Europe has been reunified, it's not for it to then fall into egotism or 'each for one's own'. Our duty is to set common rules around the principles of responsibility and solidarity.

    "Hollande fires warning shot at Merkel over austerity on eve of EU summit" by Angelique Chrisafis and Ian Traynor, October 17, 2012.
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