The European Commission says France must rein in public spending and reform its labor market and pension system. President Francois Hollande promised action but says the EU cannot tell Paris what reforms to introduce.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are meeting to discuss the future of the EU. Both have presented their proposals and DW shows where they see eye to eye — and where they are at odds.
Leading Polish intellectuals, including a former president, are speaking out against the country's judicial reforms. Fearing Poland's democracy is at stake, they have urged the European Court of Justice to intervene.
Germany, France and key European states will hold an informal meeting on Sunday to address migration. It comes as the EU shifts into overdrive to strike a migration deal ahead of a leaders summit on June 28-29.
French President Emmanuel Macron is facing a sharp rebuke from a group of senior German economists, who criticized his eurozone reform plans in an open letter as risky and leading the bloc into a "liability union."
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