The Greek bailout program, Ukraine, Iran, and the refugee crisis, have somewhat revived an ailing Franco-German axis.

And it was ailing. On Greece, on Lybia, on broader issues of governing the European Monetary Union, the duel that has advanced the project of European Integration has lived with a cleavage for quite some time. It is still there.

But now, the German Chancellor and the French President are to hold a joint address of the European Parliament on October 7, the first of its kind ...

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