French president Emmanuel Macron is anxious to draw the EU closer together through common financial institutions. Germany is all in favor to a stronger EU, but there are limits to what it can cost.
EU finance ministers have agreed reforms to combat a new financial crisis, but they fall well short of French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitions to deepen fiscal union in Europe. DW considers the main points.
Finance ministers from the European Union's member states have agreed to measures to help the eurozone better fight against a financial crisis. The reforms stopped short of creating a separate eurozone budget.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel didn't offer any new ideas during her long-awaited keynote speech at the European Parliament. The signal she sent was loud and clear, says DW's Bernd Riegert: Wait for my successor.
French President Emmanuel Macon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have ambitious plans for the future of the European Union. But are the two countries headed in the same direction?
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