In Brégançon, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel face an eventful comeback

Covid-19, the crisis in Belarus, Mali and Turkey … The meeting between Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday in Brégançon promises to be difficult. The two European leaders will meet from 18.00 for a press conference after their bilateral meeting.

It flows like a scent from the school at Fort Brégançon where Emmanuel Macron receives, on Thursday 20 August, Angela Merkel to try to strengthen the agreement between the Franco-German couple on the many hot European and international issues.

Under the sun on the Côte d’Azur, the welcome promises to be relaxed for the German Chancellor, who will discover for the first time the French Presidents’ summer residence in Bormes-les-Mimosas (Var) at 16.00.

But Angela Merkel will hardly have time to take advantage of it, as the atmosphere with a bilateral meeting, a press conference and a working dinner above all is convincing. At the end of the summer, “the international agenda is particularly busy”, the Elysee emphasizes and lists topics that should be addressed: the continuation of the Covid-19 epidemic, the crises in Mali, Belarus and Lebanon, tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, Brexit, the next European deadlines …


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With AFP