Big 2023

Differences aside, the French-German partnership is the driving force behind Europe's strategic autonomy.

Oct 5, 2023 | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM



The partnership has a turbulent history, but France and Germany are pillars of European integration. Both guide EU actions, currently facing major challenges exacerbated by the war on the outskirts of Europe, plus issues such as the energy crisis, the need for strategic autonomy, and the competitiveness of European industry. Yet, the bilateral relationship is under pressure and differences have been publicly expressed. Will the Franco-German partnership be able to resolve its differences and assume its role as the driving force behind European sovereignty?


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