The French prime minister Manuel Valls and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet on Monday.

They are having lunch together.

An interesting report from Reuters quotes a “German official who requested anonymity”:

  • “We have no interest in humiliating the French”
  • “But we would like to extract something out of them – including real, verifiable action on structural reform – in exchange for letting them off the hook”
  • “The problem will be to find a compromise that is acceptable politically to both the French and the Germans.”


French prime minister Manuel Valls

Lets hope something can come of the meeting to assist growth in Europe.