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OE: Is the Franco-German engine running out of steam?

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed the Aachen treaty last week. Open Europe's Zoe Alipranti argues that a closer look at the treaty reveals the lack of any blueprint, suggesting that discrepancies persist and loom large for the future of the EU.

The symbolism of the new treaty is not backed with substantial promises, despite Macron saying that France and Germany will address challenges of time “hand in hand.”

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