Paris and Berlin Set Up Push for Eurozone. France and Germany are negotiating a joint proposal for the future of the eurozone. “It is of great importance for Europe that France and Germany agree on this,” said the German minister Olaf Scholz after a meeting with EU finance ministers in Sofia.
During a joint press conference, the French minister Bruno Le Maire said that the two countries have “the same ambition.” , And that is strengthening the eurozone.
Either we will soon have a roadmap for monetary union reform, or we will not find a compromise, but it will be difficult to maintain the current momentum in the EU. I am confident that we can present our proposal in Brussels in June. ”
Some northern Member States fears that Berlin, and especially Paris, under the leadership of President Emmanuel Macron, are going too fast with Europe. On the initiative of Minister Wopke Hoekstra, eight countries have allied to counter the accelerated further economic integration.