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12:10  10 december  2021
12:10  10 december  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

COVID-19. The Future German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for Mandatory Vaccination

 COVID-19. The Future German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for Mandatory Vaccination © Clemens Bilan / EPA / Maxppp Olaf Scholz, the Future German Chancellor, here in Berlin November 24, 2021. in Germany, the Future Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Tuesday, November 30 in favor of compulsory vaccination against CVIV-19. The Future German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday, November 30 favorable to compulsory vaccination against CVIV-19 to stop the outbreak of infections in his country.

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Paris for an inaugural working meeting on Friday, when the two most powerful EU leaders will begin the search for common ground to tackle crises within the bloc and beyond. Heading the agenda, French officials say, will be tensions over Ukraine, which U.S. officials believe could face a Russian invasion early next year, and Macron 's priorities for France 's six-month European Union presidency, which starts on Jan. 1. Macron developed a friendly relationship with Scholz 's long-time predecessor Angela Merkel , who

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Paris for an inaugural working meeting on Friday, when the two most powerful EU leaders will begin the search for common … Macron developed a friendly relationship with Scholz ’s long-time predecessor Angela Merkel , who broke with German tradition by backing unprecedented joint debt-raising efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the two leaders were also at odds over some key issues including Germany’s gas imports from Russia - which denies it plans to invade Ukraine - how to defend Europe and its

France - Germany / Reunion: France-Macron welcomes Scholz to find common ground and turn the page Merkel

by Michel Pink and Michaela Cabrera

Paris, December 10 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will welcome the new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for a first working meeting during which the leaders of the first two European powers will try to find common ground to make Faced with crises that the block must face within it and beyond.

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine and the Priorities of the French Presidency of the European Union, that Emmanuel Macron detailed at a press conference on Thursday, will be on the agenda, reported representatives French.

Germany's farewell parade for Merkel involved the military band playing punk music at her request

  Germany's farewell parade for Merkel involved the military band playing punk music at her request Merkel, who has served as German chancellor for 16 years, attended a military farewell ceremony in her honor on Thursday.Merkel announced in 2018 that she wouldn't run for reelection this year, heralding an end to her 16 years in office. Her finance minister, Olaf Scholz, is set to take her place on next Wednesday, Germany's parliament said Thursday.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Friday to formulate a roadmap for euro zone reform by June, but they may struggle to find common ground on further change in Europe. “We are not always on the same page . But Germany and France have also achieved a lot in the past and now we have the firm intention to do that again,” Ms Merkel said before her meeting with Mr Macron , their first since she formed a new coalition government. Ms Merkel said the goal of the reform push had to be to stabilise the euro zone and improve the competitiveness

Berlin (AFP) - French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron stressed his " common ground " with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on economic reform, fiscal discipline and Europe's future after talks on Thursday. The 39-year-old former economy minister, who has surged from outsider to a frontrunner ahead of polls in April and May Macron had already visited Berlin in early January but did not meet Merkel , widely seen as Europe's most influential leader. The chancellor had received Macron 's rival, conservative former prime minister Francois Fillon, in late January, just before a French newspaper

Emmanuel Macron had developed a friendly relationship with Angela Merkel, a predecessor of Olaf Scholz, who formally handed him power on Wednesday after 16 years of power.

The French President and the former German Chancellor, however, have disagreed on some key issues, such as German gas imports from Russia, the means to defend Europe or the relations of the Bloc with its competitors, particularly with the China.

"It's always good to have a good deal in the Franco-German couple, but this is never enough," says Marion Gaillard, specialist in the Franco-German relationship and European and teacher in Science Po Paris.

French diplomats seem optimistic about the future links with OLAF SCHOLZ Germany, citing the "strategic sovereignty" of the coalition agreement that brought it to power and which, according to them, echoes the will of Emmanuel Macron to develop a European "strategic autonomy".

Another key issue concerns the means of financing the transition to less polluting energy production and whether nuclear energy and natural gas can be considered by the European Union as renewable energy sources, and therefore , be subsidized.

Emmanuel Macron wants to relaunch the construction of nuclear reactors in France while Germany has to close its last reactors next year.

The new German coalition agreement does not mention any mention of the question, which leaves room for a compromise, estimates Paris.

Angela Merkel had made the decision to gradually close German nuclear power plants after the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011. (French version Camille Raynaud)

Poland: The German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visits to warm relations .
© Czarek Sokolowski / AP The German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawieckki at a press conference in Warsaw on December 12, 2021. New German Chancellor was traveling to Warsaw this Sunday night 12 December. A visit to break ice in a context of stretched relations between Germany and Poland, particularly on the issue of the North Stream 2 gas pipeline to which Warsaw is opposed.

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