Cartoon by Vadot on the Franco-German duo and the euro zone crisis (22 May 2012)
‘Growth. Austerity’. On 22 May 2012, on the eve of the Brussels European Council that will focus on how to tackle the crisis in the euro zone, French cartoonist Nicolas Vadot illustrates two opposing visions. French President François Hollande, taking part in his first European Summit, is calling for measures to stimulate growth, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in favour of a policy of austerity and rigour. The two viewpoints seem to be irreconcilable.