Berlin Franco-German Declaration and implementation of the Aachen TreatyJune 2021
The latest Franco-German Council of Ministers, which met on 31 May 2021 alongside the meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, took stock of the implementation of the Aachen Treaty and the substantial advances in Franco-German cooperation over the past few months. It was also an opportunity to launch new cooperation initiatives, notably in the areas of healthcare, culture and youth, as well as to prepare for the major upcoming international and European events.
Two documents were published on this occasion: the Berlin Franco-German Declaration which enshrines strengthened implementation of key bilateral projects; and a second document devoted to implementation of the Aachen Treaty and to new projects.
It should also be noted that the Franco-German Cross-Border Cooperation Committee, established by the Aachen Treaty in order to “create enhanced decision-making capacity for cross-border cooperation involving all of the stakeholders concerned at all federal and administrative levels on both sides of the border” has launched a website. More info