The longtime President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, has called on the Federal government to support the French President stronger. “Emmanuel Macron has made us German lot of offers,” said the former SPD leader and Chancellor candidate of the German press Agency. “We have not answered him yet to a sufficient extent.”

right now, where Macron in France under massive pressure, had to show the German government in the European political Ambition, said Schulz. He had worked before his resignation as SPD-chief of the Europe Chapter of the coalition agreement.

Macron had made a number of proposals for reform, for greater financial cooperation and the creation of an EU army. He sees a deepening of the Integration as crucial to populism and nationalism to push back and to become independent from the United States.

Merkel and Macron in June 2018 in Brussels

On Tuesday, he will meet in Aachen, Germany, with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two want to draw against 10.30 o’clock a new German-French friendship contract. The agreement is intended to Supplement the 1963 Elysée Treaty, the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, on the day exactly 56 years ago, President Charles de Gaulle in Paris sealed.

The Treaty of Aachen, provides for closer cooperation in the economic, defence and European policy. Planned are a “German-French economic space” without bureaucratic hurdles and common rules for arms exports. With the help of a so-called citizens ‘Fund in addition, citizens’ initiatives and city partnerships should be encouraged. In addition, school to recognized degrees to each other and German-French courses of study to be created (here you can read the Original contract).

Schulz said now, the “Treaty of Aachen alone will not save Europe”. But he was a necessary and good Symbol for the deeper and structural cooperation of Germany and France.


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