Franco-German Relations: What potential to influence the future of the EU?


Franco German Relations(1)

With a seemingly shifting world order, expectations towards the European Union are growing with regards to its ability to transform.

French President Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for a more integrated Europe early during his presidency and made clear that these ambitions could not be realised without Germany. Even though Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed calls for reform, she remained hesitant to some of Macron’s ideas.

Despite diverging views, to what extent will they be able to go forward on different policy areas? What does the Franco-German relationship mean for other EU Member States? And most importantly: do both leaders have enough leverage at home to influence change throughout the EU?

In the aftermath of the European Council in June, join us for this evening talk, as these and other questions will be discussed with experts from both sides of the Rhine.


Wednesday, 11 July 2018 |

Registration & Welcome Drink: 18:00h

Event: 18.30- 20.00h


Venue: Friends Corner

Rue Froissart 43a, 1040 Brussels


Kindly register for this event by 10 July 2018 at *




Daniela Oberstein

Programme Manager & Media Officer

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom




Hannah Cornelsen

Project Officer “Connecting Europe” and

“FutureLab Europe”, European Policy Center (EPC)


Claire Cussemane

Head of Communications of Les Jeunes avec Macron

(Les JAM)


Benjamin Kurc

Director Institut Français Saxony-Anhalt,

Responsible for Franco-German relations in Saxony-Anhalt




Carmen Gerstenmeyer

European Affairs Manager

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom





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