Leuthard wins G20 concessions from Sarkozy

22nd July 2010, Comments 0 comments

Strained Franco-Swiss relations ease as French President Nicolas Sarkozy adopts a friendly tone with Switzerland's President Doris Leuthard during talks in Paris that touch on stolen bank data and global finance reform. After Sarkozy snubbed Leuthard by cancelling at the last minute a rendezvous planned in June, he says the Alpine country is an "essential partner" for reforming the financial system, with a role in crafting such rules with the G20.

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