French President Emmanuel Macron said today, Sunday, that France and Germany should be the “pioneers of a renaissance” in Europe.
Speaking at the Sorbonne on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Franco-German treaty, Macron said: “Germany and France should become pioneers in the revival of Europe, first of all, pioneers in the joint construction of new energy. paradigms. We must accelerate – at the European level – the necessary social and private investments.” In order to carry out environmental reforms, we must complete the process of diversifying our energy sources and supplies, as well as stimulate the production of carbon-free energy on our continent.”
He also noted that France and Germany should become leaders in innovation and technology to build a prosperous and green future for Europe, and encourage European industry to make the continent “the champion of modern technology and artificial intelligence.”
He added: “We must support the European Union, which is capable of becoming an independent geopolitical country, in matters of defense, space and diplomacy.”
Today, Sunday, official events will be held in Paris dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Élysée Treaty – a treaty of friendship between France and Germany, which was signed by the then leaders of the two countries Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer on January 22, 1963 at the Élysée Palace in Paris . German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in the French capital to participate in these events. Later, the meeting of the 24th Franco-German Council of Ministers will take place in Paris.
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