Hollande in Belgium for European Council meeting

(AGI) Ypres, June 26 - President Francoise Hollande told themedia on his arrival in Belgium for a meeting of the Party ofEuropean Socialists before the European Council meeting that hefelt there was broad consensus on Juncker's candidacy to leadthe EU, but the time had come for Europe to decide. He saidthat first the programmes would be decided and then the names.Speaking about flexibility regarding the stability pact,Hollande said: "if we want commitments to be respected, it isonly right and necessary that there is the proper amount offlexibility." . .

(AGI) Ypres, June 26 - President Francoise Hollande told themedia on his arrival in Belgium for a meeting of the Party ofEuropean Socialists before the European Council meeting that hefelt there was broad consensus on Juncker's candidacy to leadthe EU, but the time had come for Europe to decide. He saidthat first the programmes would be decided and then the names.Speaking about flexibility regarding the stability pact,Hollande said: "if we want commitments to be respected, it isonly right and necessary that there is the proper amount offlexibility." . .