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Germany - May 15, 2012 - 08:55

Last modified: 15 May 2012 05:55

Today's swearing in of Francois Hollande as France’s new president marks a new era for the eurozone.

After the ceremony in France, he will be travelling straight to Berlin to meet with Germany's Angela Merkel at 1400 GMT.

That meeting has a lot riding on it. Merkel was a close ally of Hollande's predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy. Hollande, however, has vowed to refocus European economic policy on growth.

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