With the election of Hollande to the French presidency, to what degree will we see the Franco-German relationship change (if at all)? Will the eurozone experience new directions with the departure of Sarkozy? How will Germany’s role change through all of this? Is Merkel still the EU’s ultimate king-maker/decision-maker? Can Germany still have its way in Europe without a strong (monetary/political) bond with France? And, is Germany “damned if it does and damned if doesn’t” when it comes to it position in Europe? CrossTalking with Uli Brueckner, George Irvin and Marshall Auerback.