FRANKFURT Oct 19 French President Nicolas
Sarkozy left euro zone crisis talks with Germany's Angela Merkel
and other policymakers on Wednesday without offering comment
about what was discussed.
Before flying to Frankfurt for emergency talks, Sarkozy told
French lawmakers that plan to tackle the euro zone debt crisis
had stalled with Paris and Berlin at odds over how to increase
the firepower of the region's bailout fund.
Chancellor Merkel also left the meeting without commenting.
France has argued the most effective way of leveraging the
European Financial Stability Facility is to turn it into a bank
which could then access funding from the ECB, but both the
central bank and the German government have opposed this.