What future for the Franco-German couple ? - joint seminar in Almedalen


What future for the Franco-German couple ? – A look beyond the Golden wedding anniversary

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Moderator : Jesper Bengtsson, editor in chief of the magazine "Omvärlden"
The Hashtag for this event on Twitter is #Elysee50

Watch the video of the our two ambassadors in Almedalen :
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The French ambassador Jean-Pierre Lacroix and the German ambassador Dr Harald Kindermann hosted a joint seminar in Almedalen about the role of Germany and France within the European Union - 50 years after signing the Elysée Treaty – and how the Franco-German cooperation is key to address economic challenges and strengthen the EU’s role on the international stage.

Dr. Harald Kindermann, Ambassador of Germany & Mr Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Ambassador of France
Bild : Dagens Arena .

How is the Franco-German relationship functioning today ? What role do Germany and France play in the EU and how do they work together to exit the economic crisis, fight youth unemployment and improve the economic governance in Europe ?

While the EU is facing huge challenges, governments have agreed on structural reforms, budget discipline and put an increasing accent to sustain growth and restore public confidence in Europe. The ingredients are well known, but the right mixture and timing remains subject of an ongoing European political debate.

With dramatic developments in the European neighbourhood, strengthening the external dimension of the EU has also become a priority and requires a decisive action on several fronts : foreign policy, defence, trade, aid development, enlargement and European neighbourhood policy. How can France and Germany contribute to increase the EU’s coherence and visibility on the international stage ?

[violet]Time:2 July 2013, from 9:30 to 10:30
Venue : Länsstyrelsens trädgård, Strandgatan 1 (entrance in the garden behind the house (Korsgatan)
Language : English

Information : Mme Jenny Sigurs, press attachée, tél : 08 45 95 314, email : jenny.sigurs @ diplomatie.gouv.fr

Dr. Harald Kindermann, Ambassador of Germany & Mr Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Ambassador of France, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, 22 Janary 2013 at the French Residence in Stockholm

Link : Dagens Arena’s article about the seminar : http://www.dagensarena.se

Modifié le 19/03/2014

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