Opinion Fionnan Sheahan

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: Merkollande just doesn't have the same ring to it -- or the same tack

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

THEY were the heavy-hitters who had the power to ensure some EU policies never even made it on to the table.

The tie between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was always evident when the pair met for summits and conferences.

The warmth was put on for the cameras, just to make it clear they were unified in their purpose, although they were extremely different personalities and nobody actually believed they liked each other.

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