The Merkozy Index

How Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Nicolas Sarkozy met and met and met and met to try to save Europe from economic disaster

MEETING NO. 1

BRUSSELS SUMMIT, MARCH 24--25, 2011

A Euro pact 'will reinforce convergence of economic policies and competitiveness.'

--Sarkozy

'The political course has been charted.'

--Merkel

The Brussels deal creates a bigger rescue fund, and shortly afterward, E.U. leaders agree to bail out Portugal

EURO RISES

4.2% IN APRIL

MEETING NO. 2

EMERGENCY SUMMIT, BRUSSELS, JULY 21

'Our ambition is to seize the Greek crisis to make a quantum leap in euro-zone government.'

--Sarkozy

'The euro is part of Germany's economic success, and a Europe without the euro is unthinkable.'

--Merkel

Leaders agree to an additional $155 billion package to...

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