Merkel gives teddy bear gift for Sarkozy's daughter

23rd October 2011, Comments 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a teddy bear to French President Nicolas Sarkozy as a gift to his newborn daughter, a kind gesture tendered amid a no-holds-barred EU summit in Brussels Sunday.

Merkel and Sarkozy have been in deep disagreement over how to resolve the eurozone's debt crisis.

The French leader even missed the birth of his daughter, Giulia, on October 19 after having to rush to Germany for talks with Merkel. Sarkozy arrived three hours later to see his daughter and supermodel wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

And as Sarkozy held intense negotiations with his EU counterparts in Brussels, Bruni-Sarkozy left the Paris clinic with her daughter on Sunday.

© 2011 AFP

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