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Claire Demesmay
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heads the Franco-German Relations program at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin.

First Paris, then Brussels: For the European Parliament elections, Emmanuel Macron wants to apply his winning formula to the EU level.  But the hurdles …

France and Germany urgently need to forge a common strategy to deal with US trade conflicts.


Meet Paris half-way and let it lead, too, lose your self-satisfied tone, and be more creative in developing ideas to bring the whole EU forward.

Where France and Germany are likely to chime – and occasionally clash.

The Franco-German alliance needs a reset.

Right-wing populism in France, the Netherlands, and Northern Europe.

Views from Germany, France, and Poland.


Paris views the refugee crisis through a different lens than Berlin.