France's President Emmanuel Macron has an ambitious vision. He's out to reform the whole EU. But he'll need Germany's support. Chancellor Merkel is tied up in difficult coalition talks right now and has put EU issues temporarily on hold.
The 'yellow vests' first protested for more purchasing power and political change, but their fury has forced Emmanuel Macron to make concessions on a host of issues. Could they work together down the road?
The German chancellor says that her country continues to seek an "orderly" Brexit, but is preparing for harsher eventualities. The topic dominated Merkel's second-ever parliamentary Q&A session.
French President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage increase and tax concessions in a televised response to weeks of anti-government street protests. Political opponents have called the response insufficient.
Representatives of the "yellow vest" demonstrators have called off talks with the French government, though it was doubtful they would've ended the protests. The gap between the people and their government is deepening.
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