Berlin, Paris not 'bosom' buddies but get on fine, Merkel says

May 16, 2013 4:51 PM

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Berlin, Paris not 'bosom' buddies but get on fine, Merkel says

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel may not have a "bosom friendship" with her French counterpart, she said on Thursday, but her working relationship with Francois Hollande was strong and crucial for Europe.

With her foreign minister saying Germany must not act with "Teutonic arrogance" towards its euro zone neighbors, Merkel played down criticism she has received from France's ruling Socialists.

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