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A Franco-German Week: 50 years of the signature of the Elysee Treaty

Fifty years ago, on the 22nd of February 1963, was signed the Elysee Treaty symbolizing the reconciliation between France and Germany after centuries of more or less murderous rivalries during the WWI and II especially. 

Today, what remains of this important Treaty within the Franco-German relations? Is the “Paris-Berlin” axis still relevant or does it seem to be old-fashioned in a Europe that still tries to find itself? Does the cooperation across the Rhine still mean something for the current generation and how is it seen on one side and the other of the border? Is the Franco-German tandem still working in balance or with a clear struggle of power between the two partners?

These are the issues we will try to answer during this special week on the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, on “Europe’s Café” in association with “Actupol 3.0” the political blog of Gilles JOHNSON. Analyses, reflexions and interviews will punctuate this week while Frenchs and Germans celebrate (with sobriety) this important moment for the relations between the two countries.

Have a nice Franco-German week on Europe’s Café and Actupol 3.0!

Gilles JOHNSON

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