16 May 2017

France’s Macron calls for ‘historic reconstruction’ of Europe

France's new president, Emmanuel Macron, has called for a "historic reconstruction" of Europe, saying it is "the only reaction" to fight populism.
Speaking in Berlin on the first full day of his presidency, he was joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
She said the pair had a "joint conviction" that they needed to "deepen the European Union".
Both said they would work together more closely on defence, eurozone reform and reducing bureaucracy.