Europe's Sputtering Motor France and Germany Far Apart on EU Reform

The cabinets of Germany and France are set to meet on Tuesday, but the two countries remain far apart when it comes to eurozone reform. Paris is disappointed with Germany's response to Emmanuel Macron's proposals. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Berlin Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaking in Berlin last week.

Berlin Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaking in Berlin last week.

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