President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel have jump-started the Franco-German "motor" at the heart of Europe by jointly pitching a hugely ambitious economic recovery plan, even if it faces a bumpy road ahead.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.