Changing of guard could be positive step
WE witnessed a changing of the guard in Paris yesterday -- certainly for France and also for Europe.
New French President Francois Hollande took over and after the rain-drenched ceremonies were dispensed with he took on his first undoubtedly tone-setting meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Ostensibly the pair view the crisis from the political equivalents of the north and south poles. Mr Hollande wants money pumped into economies to encourage growth. Ms Merkel wants to keep the purse strings tightly drawn.