France has said it wants to “work quickly” with the new government, as the French EU presidency begins on January 1.
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The French government greeted Thursday, November 25 “commitment” in favor of “European sovereignty” of the new German coalition. “We welcome the coalition agreement presented by the SPD, the Greens and the FDP yesterday. (…) As part of Franco-German cooperation, we want to work quickly with the next German government on issues of interest common, in particular with a view to the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union “, said the spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry in a press release.
Emmanuel Macron’s government is all the more eager as the French presidency of the EU, lasting 6 months, falls in the midst of the campaign for the French presidential election at the end of April. Emmanuel Macron and his government regularly insist that the European Union must establish its sovereignty in the face of global geopolitical developments, mainly the choice of the United States to refocus its priorities on its confrontation with China, relegating Europe to the background of strategic priorities from Washington.