German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed to the broad contours of deeper European integration with a common eurozone budget as the centerpiece, but the details of how the two would pursue closer EU coordination on the economy, security and refugee policy remained vague.
The spat over immigration has laid bare the deep tensions in a fractious German government that took office only in March, after almost six months of postelection haggling, and exposed the limits of Merkel's authority. Many of the Africans who stay overnight at the station or in nearby Maximilian Park will tell you they came from Italy; they travelled to Brussels by bus, vehicle or train through Austria, Germany or France, in violation of the Dublin Regulation. Most populists, most parties that are hostile to migrants are also hostile to the EU.
The two states have also agreed on the transformation of the t European Stability Mechanism (ESM) into a European Monetary Fund that will permanently act as a lender of last resort to states, in exchange for reforms. Meeting at the picture-perfect castle, they succeeded on that score, offering a convincing impression of a Franco-German duo in broad agreement, if not lockstep, on the key issues. If Merkel fails to reach an agreement with Germany's European partners to limit migration, he said, he will be able to begin turning back new arrivals at the start of next month. It is also a topic that deeply divides EU members as evidenced by journey of Aquarius and capable of dynamiting pillars of European construction as free movement. Among the potential methods to achieve this will be proposals to strengthen Frontex (the European Union's border control agency), to increase funding for countries of origin and transit of immigrants (particularly in Africa), and to design a more centralized migration system for the entire bloc.
Both Merkel and Macron suffer by ir right thrust of an antiimmigration rhetoric and identity essences.
The defiance by Merkel's smaller, more conservative Bavarian sister party is still a blow to the chancellor and will further embolden the hard-line stances of countries such as Hungary, Italy and Austria.
Seehofer's remarks don't come as a surprise: His CSU faces a tight election in the German state of Bavaria.
"Seehofer's version is all about restoring law and order at the border". "Of course, it would be good if there is a European solution, but in three years that hasn't been reached".
"Mr Trump may govern the U.S., he doesn't govern Europe", Juncker added.
He said all 28 European Union member states had to be involved.
Merkel said Germany remains committed to the Paris climate accord fighting global warming but acknowledged that the country still needs to do more to curb emissions, particularly in the transport sector, if it wants to meet its own goals.
Meseberg was a quote from Esperadísimas answers. France has been waiting for nearly a year for Germany to issue concrete signs of how far it is willing to go in promised and necessary refoundation of eurozone. However the dispute ends, it has exposed her government's fragility at a hard time for the continent. Patience, nor French, is infinite, but Macron has waited and given in his ambitions, fully aware that without Berlin re are no possible reforms.