Peoples Digest Online – Angela Merkel has called for deeper European Union (EU) integration whilst newly-installed French President Emmanuel Macron has urged for urgent reform of the bloc.
The German Chancellor said that she would work very closely with her French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, the country’s youngest ever president. She issued a warning over the precarious state of the EU, saying it was a “critical moment” for the bloc and that the grouping would only do well if France is strong. Mrs Merkel, 62, aded that both countries wanted to develop a “roadmap” to deepen EU integration and make the eurozone more resilient against crises.
According to the German leader, it was possible to change the EU treaties. While Mrs Merkel said she was prepared to make reforms to the European Union she stated that it was necessary to work out exactly it was that needed reform. She said: “I would be ready to do this, but first we will work on what we want to reform.”
Mrs Merkel added at a press conference: “Germany will only do well in the long-term if Europe does well and Europe will only do well if there is a strong France,” adding that the two governments would hold a meeting on key issues in July.