Immediately prior to the signing of the new German-French friendship Treaty, the Bundestag President, Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) has called for more ambition in the European policy.
“We need concrete and meaningful integration projects to make the people aware of the fact that Europe could do things in a very different Dimension and quality than each country for itself”, Schäuble said the “Stuttgarter Zeitung” and the “Stuttgarter Nachrichten”. The SPD also called for progress in Europe and financial policy. “The German-French cooperation must not exhaust itself in solemn declarations,” said the SPD politician Martin Schulz the Newspapers of the Funke media group.
56 years after the signing of the Élysée Treaty, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), and France’s head of state, Emmanuel Macron in Aachen want to seal a new Pact of friendship. In 1963, President Charles de Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, with the shoulder-to-shoulder had stopped the German-French ideas of hereditary enmity. The ceremony will take place this Tuesday in the coronation hall of Aachen’s town hall. The Bundestag includes in addition an agreement with the Paris national Assembly.
The two governments had referred especially to the fact that the new Treaty of Aachen provides a number of concrete projects of cooperation in security matters and defence projects up to closer cooperation of border regions, to grow, to common day-care centres and a better co-ordinated public transport.
Schäuble let it be known that he is Merkel’s reaction to Macrons Europe political reform proposals are inadequate. On the question of whether the German response was to thin, as his fellow party member Friedrich Merz had complained that he did not want to answer, in his capacity as President of the Bundestag. But: “Would I be a candidate for the CDU presidency, what I intend is certainly, I would connect me to the judgment of Friedrich Merz.” Merkel had declared at the weekend in their video message: “We are working in Europe, we want to give impetus to European unification.”
Schäuble announced in the Parliament-political pressure: “We will control the governments, on the implementation of projects to urge and to reach common positions on European policy rings.” The possibilities are infinite. He underlined: “The German-French cooperation is essential for Europe to move forward. If both countries work together on issues that are not yet regulated in Europe overall, has the character of a model.”
Schulz claimed that Paris and Berlin would have to penetrate to a digital expensive. “We need an Internet tax. Germany and France need to collect if necessary alone”, said the former SPD Chancellor candidate and former President of the EU Parliament in spark. Thus, the governments of both countries could show “that it is not the Small pay the Piper, but the Big, the press, finally appropriate have to pay contributions”.
Westphalian Prime Minister, Armin Laschet, EU-great-grandson, Donald Tusk, and EU are Scheduled as a speaker at the ceremony in Aachen, North Rhine-Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis. Romania had taken to the beginning of the year the presidency of the EU. The ARD broadcasts the ceremony from the coronation hall of the Aachen city hall and a subsequent discussion of Macron and Merkel with selected French and German citizens in the Aula Carolina.
The police are expected to also “yellow West”-the protesters. In addition, representatives of the pro-European citizens ‘ movement Pulse of Europe were registered at the Meeting, four demonstrations with up to 200 participants, including. The “yellow West” have triggered their protests in France, a political crisis. You turn against the reform policy of the centre government, some are calling for the resignation of Macrons.