“The symbiosis “. This is how Emmanuel Macron defines the current state of Franco-German cooperation. For him, “this is more than a symbol, it is a true work ethic”. Another strong symbol: the French President and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a joint press conference at the close of the European summit in Brussels.
The two leaders stressed that their joint work certainly contributed to the success of the summit. They mentioned, in particular, the field of defense. The European Council decided to set up a European Defense Fund.
Other important areas where Berlin and Paris have confirmed their converging positions: the problem of migration to Europe and the need to better adapt the European Union to globalization, notably through trade policy. According to Emmanuel Macron,” when Germany and France speak with the same voice, Europe can move forward.”
Beyond declarations of satisfaction and proximity of views, the two leaders mentioned certain specific projects, but they will be concretised at the Franco-German Council of Ministers of July 13 in Paris.
According to the French President, joint initiatives in defense, security and education will be taken at this time. Angela Merkel, for her part, stressed the need to promote job creation and joint progress in the digital field.