Visiting Paris on January 22 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the reconciliation treaty between Germany and France, Olaf Scholz participated in a press conference at the Élysée with Emmanuel Macron.
Earlier in the day, at the Sorbonne, the German Chancellor referred to the Franco-German couple as the "
" of Europe, Emmanuel Macron, meanwhile, pleaded for France and Germany to become "
pioneers for the refoundation
" of Europe.
H2Med hydrogen pipeline extended to Germany
The European hydrogen pipeline project H2Med, aimed at developing the use of hydrogen on the continent, will be extended from the countries of southwestern Europe to Germany, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday during a a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
We have decided to expand the H2Med project which, thanks to European funding, links Portugal, Spain and France (...), to Germany which will be a partner in this infrastructure strategy in terms of 'hydrogen
,' declared the French president on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the reconciliation treaty between Paris and Berlin.
An “ambitious” European response to American industrial subsidies
France and Germany on Sunday defined a “
common line ” in favor of an “
ambitious and rapid
” European response
to American industrial subsidies in the field of energy transition, Emmanuel Macron said after a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the Elysee.
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This action must be based "
on simplicity, on greater visibility, on our aid systems
" and "
provide the right public and private financing tools
", affirmed during a press conference the French President, to the maneuver in recent months to convince European countries, and in particular Germany, to embark on a plan just as massive as that of the United States to avoid the deindustrialization of Europe.
Deliveries of Leclerc tanks to Ukraine: "Nothing is excluded"
France does not rule out delivering Leclerc heavy combat tanks to Ukraine to support it in its war against Russia, Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday alongside Chancellor Olaf Scholz, while kyiv is calling for tanks, in particular to l Germany, which holds the key to the delivery of Leopard 2 tanks by several European countries.
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As for the Leclercs, I asked the Minister of the Armed Forces to work there.
Nothing is excluded and this is indeed appreciated collectively
", declared the French president, while Olaf Scholz, questioned on the Leopards, declared that "
the way in which we have acted in the past is always closely coordinated with our friends and allies and we will continue to act according to the concrete situation
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