Now that Greece's bailout and the framework for a banking supervisor have been taken care of, EU leaders are focussing on reforms -- like boosting economic competitiveness. But so far they've only agreed on a time frame.
French President Francois Hollande has called for "responsibility" and "lucidity" from his Socialist lawmakers, days after his government was forced to ram an economic reforms package through parliament without a vote.
European rules have always been somewhat flexible, but they are supposed to apply to all countries. By treating big countries gently and small countries harshly, the EU strains its credibility, writes DW's Barbara Wesel.
After disagreeing sharply over key issues including economic reform, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have been working closely. The two have been brought together by crises.
Germany’s vice chancellor is "cautiously optimistic" that Greece will be able to extend its credit program. Ahead of a Tuesday afternoon teleconference, eurozone officials expressed similarly cautious optimism.
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