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  • French socialists lash out at Merkel’s ‘selfish intransigence’

    News | Elections 29-04-2013

    A draft resolution in the ruling French Socialist leaked over the weekend has revealed deep hostility towards German-led austerity policies in the European Union. The draft text has since been amended but the episode exposes a deep ideological fracture between the eurozone’s two largest economies.

  • Franco-German cooperation makes modest step forward

    News | Future EU 23-01-2013

    No major announcement marked the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, perhaps unsurprisingly, but the adoption of two new texts shows the French and Germans are still making steps towards further cooperation. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Germany, France to table new proposals for the eurozone

    News | Future EU 23-01-2013

    Meeting on the 50th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty sealing their post-war reconciliation, the leaders of Germany and France vowed yesterday (22 January) to bridge differences on the shape of Europe's currency union and unveil joint proposals on deeper integration within months.

  • France and Germany: An odd couple

    News | Future EU 21-01-2013

    Fifty years after the signing of the Elysée Treaty, the most active bilateral relationship in Europe does not live up to its reputation. France and Germany read the crisis differently and have opposing views on the future of Europe. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Analyst: Bright days ahead for Franco-German partnership

    Interview | Future EU 21-01-2013

    Despite tensions over the management of the eurozone debt crisis, the Franco-German relation has bright days ahead of itself, according to Thomas Klau, head of the Paris Office at the European Council on Foreign Relations. The two countries celebrate today (21 January) the 50 years of the signing of the Elysée Treaty.

  • Majority of French and Germans want fiscal unity: Survey

    News | EU Priorities 2020 15-01-2013

    Three-quarters of French and 70% of Germans want their countries to harmonise tax and fiscal policy, according to an opinion poll carried out for the German Embassy in Paris. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Hollande, Merkel seek to paper over differences

    News | Euro & Finance 16-05-2012

    France's new president François Hollande arrived in Berlin for his first meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel only hours after his inauguration yesterday (15 May). The two expressed broad agreement over the necessity to kick-start the European economy but they also had to acknowledge differences over their concepts of growth.

  • Delors: ‘Superficial’ Franco-German engine needs kick-start

    News | EU Priorities 2020 07-04-2011

    In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, former European Commission President Jacques Delors said Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy maintain a "superficial" alliance which needs to be "rebuilt" – a goal for which he is offering a helping hand.

  • Analyst: Libya ground intervention ‘unlikely’

    News | Global Europe 24-03-2011

    The intervention of ground troops in Libya is unlikely and would run counter to the objectives of the Western coalition, Dominique Moïsi, founder and senior advisor at Ifri (French Institute for International Relations), told EURACTIV.

  • Opinion maker: Libya crisis ‘not threatening’ Franco-German relations

    Interview | Global Europe 24-03-2011

    France was right to take decisive action to prevent Muammar Gaddafi from unleashing a bloodbath in Benghazi, and the distance between positions of Paris took from Berlin would not threaten Franco-German relations, Dominique Moïsi, founder and senior advisor at Ifri (the French Institute for International Relations), told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.