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Sarkozy and Merkel draft agreement detailing role of nations on EU's southern border

President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany will end months of wrangling Thursday by presenting a joint plan to strengthen Europe’s ties with countries on its southern borders. The French and German leaders, whose relationship has been marred by a series of differences, will brief colleagues at a summit in Brussels on proposals for a Union for the Mediterranean designed to intensify cooperation in the region. The idea provoked fierce opposition from Berlin when it was put forward by Sarkozy last year. Full Story

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