- Blend of Merkel ("Angela Merkel") and Sarkozy ("Nicolas Sarkozy") (Wiktionary)
“The term "Merkozy" has surfaced in the press from time to time, reflecting the view of them as a real duo.”
“For 45 minutes, Mr Cameron met Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel, the Franco-German partnership now widely known by the portmanteau "Merkozy".”
“Perhaps the fraught negotiations between France and Germany in the run up to Monday's meeting will lead to a rethink on what has been dubbed the "Merkozy" alliance.”
“Sarkozy, who met Merkel so often last year that the leaders of Europe's No. 1 and No. 2 economies were dubbed "Merkozy" by the media, praised German efforts to cut labor costs, saying Jan. 9 in Berlin that German industrial policy "is unquestionably an example.”
“smiles and embraces have led to a blending of the two captured by the name Merkozy.”
“Merkel and Sarkozy, a lockstep pair some pundits have referred to as "Merkozy," spoke during the 14th French-German Council of Ministers that focused on coordinating the countries' tax policies and Europe's debt crisis.”
“Melissa Eddy is a Berlin-based AP reporter who's witnessed many meetings involving "Merkozy" - as the two have become known - and has taken note of their evolving collaboration.”
“A recent poll by BVA found that around 52 per cent of French people oppose the "Merkozy"-led plans, agreed at an European Union summit nine days ago, for a fiscal compact treaty in the eurozone, while only 45 per cent support the plan.”
“The pair are so politically close they have been dubbed "Merkozy".”
“The duo, increasingly dubbed "Merkozy" as they intensify bilateral efforts to restore confidence in the battered euro zone, will meet over lunch at 1:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.”
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