French President Emmanuel Macron laid out his plan for Europe at a speech in Athens two weeks ago. He's calling for a common budget for eurozone countries, with economic powerhouse Germany sharing more of the burden for the bloc's debt.
French President Emmanuel Macron is addressing the European Parliament about his plans for reforms of the EU. But it remains to be seen whether it can convince the French and other Europeans of its pro-European ideas.
One year into his term, French President Emmanuel Macron has set out to reform his country and the EU. Now he's learning that progress in Europe moves at a snail's pace, says DW's Barbara Wesel.
In his first speech before the European Parliament, France's Emmanuel Macron called for energetic changes and open debate with EU citizens. Macron also decried the bickering among EU politicians as a "fool's game."
French President Emmanuel Macron is headed to Berlin on a trip aimed at bringing Chancellor Angela Merkel into his corner on EU reforms. But when it comes to European policy, the two leaders remain far apart.
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