Eurozone finance ministers have met in Brussels as tension mounts over Greece's reform commitments. They are being implemented slower than promised. The ministers gave the Greek government another week to deliver the overdue reforms.
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.
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."
The French president's urgent demands for EU reform could well be slowed down when he visits Berlin this week. Angela Merkel's conservatives are not on board with his plans to expand the bloc's bailout program.
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.
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