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May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014

Franco-German show of unity masks policy divide

BERLIN (Reuters) – When leaders need to go out of their way to show the world they are united, it is usually a sign that all is not well.

Ruegen, a windswept island off the Pomeranian coast of Germany where Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande met for a boat tour and stroll on a pier late last week, is about as out of the way as it gets.

May 12, 2014
May 11, 2014
May 9, 2014

Juncker says France shouldn’t blame its woes on euro

BERLIN (Reuters) – France’s economic woes are the result of poor policy choices at home and Paris should stop blaming its problems on the strength of the euro, Jean-Claude Juncker, the center-right candidate for European Commission president, told Reuters.

The former prime minister of Luxembourg and long-time head of the Eurogroup forum of euro zone finance ministers spoke days after French Prime Minister Manuel Valls described the strong euro as a threat to growth and jobs.

May 9, 2014
May 8, 2014
May 7, 2014

Siemens chief unveils overhaul, says won’t be forced into Alstom bid

BERLIN (Reuters) – German engineering giant Siemens (SIEGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) unveiled a long-awaited restructuring on Wednesday in a bid to catch up with more profitable rivals and said it would not be forced into making an offer for the energy assets of French rival Alstom.

The Munich-based firm’s Chief Executive Joe Kaeser has been working on the new strategy since taking power last summer following a boardroom coup that pushed out his predecessor Peter Loescher after a series of profit warnings.

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      "I run the Reuters news operations for Germany, Austria and Switzerland based in Berlin, and write regularly about German politics and European economic issues. I've reported from over 20 countries for Reuters since joining in the mid-1990s, including stints in Paris, London and New York."
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