Pope Francis was elected only three years ago. From the start, it was clear that he was going to be more political than his predecessors. That is just one of the qualities that have earned him this year's Charlemagne Prize.
French President Emmanuel Macron received the Charlemagne Prize in Aachen "in recognition of his vision of a new Europe." In his acceptance speech, Macron described his long-term goals for the European bloc.
In his acceptance speech for the Charlemagne Prize, French President Emmanuel Macron urged the European Union to make reforms. We cannot lose any more time in implementing them, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
French President Emmanuel Macron is still waiting for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to get back to him about his EU reform proposals. It's high time for her to deliver an answer, argues DW's Fabian von der Mark.
"Europe is our future, we have no other." That utterance from Germany's former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher has been oft-quoted of late. Europe is important to all of us, says Jagoda Marinic.
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