About: French-German relations

Future EU 24-04-2019

Is Macron’s approach to the EU the right one?

The Franco-German approach spearheaded by Emmanuel Macron’s government did not work. Does France’s policy on the EU need a profound rethink? Even two years after the election of the French President who was eager to change Europe, this question continues to divide. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 13-07-2017

Macron urges greater eurozone convergence, presses Germany to act

The European Union remains an incomplete project and will require changes to its treaties that bring greater convergence between eurozone member states, French President Emmanuel Macron said in comments published on Thursday (13 July).
Future EU 17-05-2017

‘Mercron’: The EU’s new power couple

Freshly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are the new power couple leading the charge against anti-European populists and trying to put the struggling EU back on track, analysts say.
Elections 15-05-2017

Macron takes over as president, promising to relaunch the EU

Emmanuel Macron became France's youngest ever president yesterday (14 May), promising at his inauguration to restore the country's lost confidence and relaunch the flagging European Union.

France and Germany to take front stage at ‘historic times’

Angela Merkel and François Hollande are to make a joint address in the European Parliament, underlining the gravity of crises facing the post-war union founded by Germany and France, officials said yesterday (21 September).
Euro & Finance 05-08-2015

The European fairy-tale is over, but the story continues

If we are to believe the stock markets, all is well in Europe. But markets are in danger of underestimating looming perils such as populism, a Brexit, German dominance and weakening European power, writes Andy Langenkamp.
Languages & Culture 16-07-2015

French Socialist leader teaches Germans a history lesson

Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, the head of France's ruling Socialists and a close ally of President François Hollande, issued an open letter to the German people today (16 July) urging them to re-think their place in Europe.
Europe's East 26-02-2015

Ukraine crisis strengthens French-German relationship

The Ukraine ceasefire talks and the latest convolutions of the Greek debt crisis have strengthened the working relationship between Angela Merkel and François Hollande. This common cause has reinforced French-German cooperation across the board. EURACTIV France reports
François Hollande and Angela Merkel will discuss the future of the French-German relationship next weekend.
EU Priorities 2020 05-01-2015

Hollande announces talks with Merkel on ‘the future of Europe’

The French President launched a media campaign to regain public favour on Monday (5 January), calling on Europe to show greater conviction in its decisions. EURACTIV France reports.
Emmanuel Macron. Photo: French government
Elections 27-08-2014

Hollande replaces critic of austerity with Rothschild banker

President François Hollande replaced his maverick leftist economy minister with a former Rothschild partner yesterday (26 August), in a reshuffle intended to reconcile his efforts to revive the stagnant French economy with deficit-cutting orthodoxy.

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