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  • MEP Giegold: France and Germany no longer able to lead the EU

    Euro & Finance 12-06-2013

    The EU has “fundamental” structural problems, while France and Germany are no longer able to formulate a common vision for it, said MEP Sven Giegold (Germany, Greens/EFA group) in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Majority of French and Germans want fiscal unity: Survey

    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

    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

    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’

    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.