for the First time since the outbreak of the Corona-crisis-Angela Merkel receives a head of state personally – the French President, Emmanuel Macron.Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron will be meeting personally for the first time since the outbreak of the Corona-crisis*. Your conversation will turn to the economic reconstruction of Europe. In may, the two heads of state had relief Fund in the amount of 500 billion euros was proposed.
Berlin - Two days before the start of the German EU presidency, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the French President, Emmanuel Macron in Meseberg. During their conversation in the Guesthouse of the Federal government, the economic reconstruction in Europe after the Corona-crisis* a Central theme. It is the first visit of a foreign head of state to the Chancellor since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic. According to information from the Federal government, other Europe, should be political as well as international and bilateral issues.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron: the reconstruction of Europe
Macron and Merkel had suggested in may, a relief Fund in the amount of 500 billion euros, in order to bring the European economy out of the Corona-crisis . Merkel spoke in mid-may, an "extraordinary, one-time effort" to save the "most affected sectors and regions" in Europe. The agreement of the two heavyweights Germany and France was, then, provides the core of the proposal of the EU Commission for a Corona the rebuilding plan - also if this an additional 250 billion euros in loans.
Some saw in the German-French initiative a "Hamilton Moment" of the EU - in reference to the first US Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, the communitarised in 1790, the war debts of the American States and, consequently, the basis for the system of government at the Federal level put. What exactly is the Plan is now a reality, you want to special summit of the EU heads of state and government am 17. and 18. July to be decided.
Merkel and Macron over Corona-crisis: Rapid agreement
For the French head of state Macron desired, the encounter with Merkel is important, because the 42-Year-old insists that the Europeans will have to agree swiftly on the European recovery plan. The Chancellor is its most important ally. From Élyséekreisen said before the visit, Macron was very engaged in this matter. Also, for France , which was hit hard by the Corona-pandemic, it's a lot of money, Paris is hoping for from the program 30 to 40 billion euros.
Merkel wants to reach a rapid agreement, but that the differences are still significant. "The bridges we build are large," she said after the recent EU summit. (marv with dpa) *fr.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 09:35