Elysee 2.0: French-German push for stronger ties

With the Brexit date drawing closer, news from Europe seems to have darkened into a constant flow of negative images.

Milestone moments like Jan 22, 1963, when then French President Charles de Gaulle and then German Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signed the treaty on French-German cooperation, seem to be a long time in the past.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2019, with the headline 'Elysee 2.0: French-German push for stronger ties'. Subscribe