France, Germany have no disagreements on eurozone: Sarkozy

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy insisted Thursday he had no "disagreements" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on reforming the eurozone to tackle Europe's debt crisis.

Sarkozy also said he backed Merkel's call to take tougher steps against nations that run public deficits above permitted levels, which include witholding EU funds and withdrawing voting rights.

"In terms of our relations with Angela Merkel, we're doing everything to ensure that they are in harmony, that they are complementary, that they are full and that they show a common ambition," Sarkozy said.

"We have no disagreements together. That's why we talk together," he told reporters at a joint press conference with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, adding that he had been in touch with Merkel earlier in the day.

"We work together almost every day," he said.

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