On the anniversary of the Franco-German Treaty of the Elysée we issue a declaration from the “href=”https://www.institutdelors.eu/media/tt-tandemprogramme809.7.2016-site.pdf?pdf=ok”>Think Tanks Tandem“, series of meetings organised between representatives of French and German think-tanks.
The challenges created by the threat of terrorism and the migrant crisis are so important that they could affect Franco-German relations, on a governmental level as well as on citizen level, especially if the the populist and anti-European actors from the two countries manage to provoke closure reflexes using these challenges in interior politics.
The necessity for tight cooperation is therefore more obvious today than ever before. If our two countries become closer the cooperation in the face of these challenges could consolidate not just Franco-German relations, but also the cohesion of the European Union.
This Declaration is also available in href=”https://www.institutdelors.eu/media/terrorismecriserefugiesfrallensemble-thinktankstandem-jan17.pdf?pdf=ok” target=””>French and in href=”https://www.institutdelors.eu/media/terrorismusfluechtlingskrisedtfrgemeinsam-thinktankstandem-jan17.pdf?pdf=ok” target=””>German.