On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the Élysée Treaty, the Franco-German relationship needs to be put into a European perspective. It is the purpose of this Viewpoint of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute
co-signed by Mathilde Durand, Daniela Schwarzer and António Vitorino.
It prompts three main considerations:
1. The treaty has certainly made it possible to develop unparalled dialogue between the two countries,
2. but at this juncture the Franco-German relationship needs to be rebalanced
3. in order for the EU to be able to better rise to the challenges that it is called on to face today.
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