Merkel Rebuffs Sarkozy's Populist Statism
Sarkozy's performance so far underlines that he was merely a lesser evil than Royal and certainly not a positive character in any absolute sense.
Today's numbers from Eurostat, which showed that year over year growth in the Euro area was upwardly revised from 3.0% to 3.1%, while France's was downwardly revised from 2.0% to 1.9% again illustrates the failure of French statist policies. Well worth noting is that the 3.1% number includes France, which is 20% of the Euro area economy. Excluding France, growth was 3.4%.