German coalition deal aims for 'Macron-lite' EU renewal

German chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) and its Bavarian allies (CSU) struck a preliminary deal with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) on Friday (12 January) to open formal coalition talks.

On Europe, the agreement aims to kickstart the Franco-German tandem driving EU policies and integration by welcoming France's president Emmanuel Macron's reform ideas.

"The renewal of the EU will only succeed if Germany and France work together with all...
source: EUobserver

2018-01-12 19:20
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