French still want renegotiation: German press
The Government’s claims that EU leaders agreed not to renegotiate the Fiscal Compact – due to be voted on on May 31st – have been met with silence from French and EU officials. German newspaper Suebdeutsche Zeitung claims that the French want to keep renegotiation on the table as a bargaining chip to gain German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s acceptance of Eurobonds.
Hollande wants but does not seem to decide whether he makes euro bonds a condition that France ratified the Compact on the new EU fiscal debt rules. This is the threat of a new president to let the fiscal pact fail, still in the room.”….