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  French President Francois Hollande, left, welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Elysee Palace, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel says she hopes European leaders adopt a â¬130 billion ($162 billion) stimulus package this week, in a gesture to French President Francois Hollande despite their differences over how to end Europe's spiraling debt crisis. The two leaders went into talks Wednesday night sharply opposed over whether to share debt among the 17 nations that use the euro, and how much sovereignty to surrender over national budgets. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)