Immediately afterwards, he will travel to berlin to meet chancellor angela merkel (CDU), confirmed his campaign manager pierre moscovici in paris on monday. Good franco-german relations are extremely important for europe, moscovici says.
Hollande had demanded a renegotiation of the european fiscal pact during the election campaign, which merkel rejected. The chancellor supported sarkozy during the election campaign and is critical of most of holland’s european policy demands. These include the expansion of the EU fiscal pact and the introduction of eurobonds. Hollande also wants to advocate a much less harsh course in the euro crisis.