Sarkozy, Merkel to meet in Berlin on January 9

Reuters News

1/2/2012 9:34:16 AM - Reuters News

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on January 9 to prepare for upcoming European Union talks such as a Council meeting at the end of the month, Sarkozy's office said on Monday.

The two leaders are expected to build on proposals, agreed at a December EU summit in Brussels, for a new treaty to forge closer fiscal integration as Europe battles to stem a sovereign debt crisis.

(Reporting By Vicky Buffery; Editing by Catherine Bremer)