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22 Jan 2018

Macron and Merkel vow closer Franco-German partnership on energy & climate policy

German Government

France and Germany aim to renew their seminal Élysée Treaty of 1963, which formally ended centuries of rivalry between the two European powers, and will intensify their cooperation in fields ranging from cultural exchanges through security to climate protection and energy transition, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say in a joint declaration. “France and Germany strive to further expand Franco-German cooperation in order to meet the political, social, economic, and technological challenges of the coming decades,” the heads of government say. “Our goal is to develop common positions on all of the important European and international topics,” they add.

Find the declaration in German here, and a joint video message in French and German here.

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