macron takes eu reform push to germany book fair
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today

Macron takes EU reform push to Germany book fair

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Macron takes EU reform push to Germany book fair

France is the guest of honour this year at the world's largest book fair in Frankfurt.
Frankfurt am Main - Arab Today

French President Emmanuel Macron takes his push for deeper European integration to Germany Tuesday, where he and Chancellor Angela Merkel will open the world's largest book fair in Frankfurt.

In his landmark speech on the future of Europe last month at the Sorbonne university in Paris, Macron stressed that "culture will always be the strongest cement of the European Union".

France is this year's guest of honour at the October 11-15 Frankfurt Book Fair, where more than 7,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries are expected.

French literary stars like novelist Michel Houellebecq and Nobel laureate Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio will join peers like Margaret Atwood and Dan Brown to add glamour to the event where Macron is expected to underline new cultural exchanges with the EU's biggest economy.

The French leader will discuss his ideas on Europe with the public at an open debate at Frankfurt's renown Goethe University, before heading into a bilateral meeting with Merkel.

The two European leaders will also print the first page of the universal declaration of human rights with a replica of the Gutenberg printing press, which was invented in the 15th century in nearby Mainz.

- 'European passion' -

"The presence of Chancellor Merkel and President Macron at the opening of the Frankfurter Buchmesse symbolises the close relationship between Germany and France and their commitment to a strong, unified Europe," said the fair's director Juergen Boos.

While talk of new cooperation in the arts is likely to be embraced by Germany, Macron may not get the same reception as he makes his pitch for a common eurozone finance minister, budget and parliament.

Merkel welcomed the "European passion" shown by the French president in his speech, but her government has said it was premature to comment on the details.

Although Merkel won a fourth-term victory in September 24 elections, she is now distracted by thorny talks on forming a new government, with coalition talks with two smaller parties set to start next week.

One of them is the liberal and pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP), which views Macron's proposals sceptically and opposes any idea of German taxpayers' money flowing to weaker EU economies.

With an eye on weeks or months of tricky coalition talks ahead, Merkel has so far given only cautious backing to Macron's ambitious plans and signalled that the devil is in the details.

Macron's reform plans have received a mixed response with the German public, according to opinion research institute YouGov.

Forty percent advocate a strengthening of the EU and a further convergence of the member states, while 33 percent reject it, the poll found.

Almost 70 percent favour harmonising EU immigration laws, and 54 per cent support bringing corporate tax rates in line. However, backing for a common eurozone finance minister reached only 30 percent.

Source: AFP

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

macron takes eu reform push to germany book fair macron takes eu reform push to germany book fair

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

macron takes eu reform push to germany book fair macron takes eu reform push to germany book fair

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 13:47 2016 Tuesday ,19 January

Oman closes border crossings with Yemen

GMT 09:13 2017 Wednesday ,09 August

Fati Jamali intensifies her drama activities

GMT 20:01 2016 Wednesday ,17 August

Son of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman kidnapped

GMT 06:08 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Actress Lobna Abdel Aziz proud of her career

GMT 11:52 2016 Monday ,10 October

’He’s a dog’ — De Niro blasts Trump

GMT 17:24 2016 Tuesday ,02 August

Donald Trump wins — as top joke target

GMT 12:03 2016 Tuesday ,04 October

Tax fossil fuels or risk kids' future

GMT 14:15 2017 Tuesday ,18 April

Among top 10 Bentley markets

GMT 08:59 2017 Friday ,14 April

Mataboul stresses Algeria'a need

GMT 17:41 2015 Friday ,22 May

Lamborghini joins Nürburgring club

GMT 08:36 2017 Saturday ,21 October

Al Qawasimi refuses foreign interference

GMT 08:16 2017 Wednesday ,08 November

Zeina Ashour travelled after visit to Lebanon

GMT 19:38 2017 Sunday ,05 November

Multiple casualties in shooting at Texas church

GMT 08:12 2017 Wednesday ,25 October

Actor Hassan Al Radad reveals his role in “Karma”

GMT 04:52 2017 Sunday ,22 October

X Factor Style Director assistant update

GMT 17:43 2018 Wednesday ,05 December

Art of Azerbaijan carpets fascinates South Koreans
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday