German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is working on a response to French President Emmanuel Macron’s EU reform proposals. Not all lawmakers are in favor of more German money going to Brussels..
The pair emphasized the need for an "independent" Europe ahead of EU elections next year. They are also set to discuss migration and Brexit ahead of a bloc summit on September 20.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are meeting in Marseille ahead of the upcoming EU summit later this month. DW shows where they see eye to eye — and where they are at odds.
The German chancellor and her Austrian counterpart, Sebastian Kurz, have agreed to stem migrant arrivals to the EU. European leaders are under pressure after the main route across the Mediterranean shifted.
The UK and the EU cannot find common ground on Ireland and future trade. The EU has accused Britain of trying to cherry-pick parts of the union it wants to keep.
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