German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron hailed a “new chapter” for the eurozone after their Tuesday talks at the Meseberg retreat outside Berlin. Both agreed to create a common budget with annual revenues and spending terms for the euro currency bloc that would be operational by 2021. What will the “new chapter” for the eurozone look like? And can the German-Franco relationship withstand the economic test within the EU?
In Munich, professor Tim Buthe, associate dean at the School of Governance at the Technical University of Munich; in Paris, Professor Douglas Yates, from the American Graduate School in Paris; in Brussels, Pieter Cleppe, head of the Brussels Office of Open Europe; and in Beijing, Wang Yiwei, Jean Monnet Chair professor at Renmin University of China joined The Point.