German Chancellor Angela Merkel supported the key ideas of the reform of the EU expressed its likely successor, the President of the HDZ Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer that are contrary to the vision of the President of France Emmanuel Makron, reports ONLINE.UA with reference to Euractiv.
The most controversial for Berlin and Paris is the idea of a single permanent place of the EU in the UN Security Council, where France is one of the five permanent members.
The Chancellor stressed that the only European place “is a very good concept of the future” and help “to raise the European voice” in the global organization.
As you know, Germany for many years campaigned for a permanent seat of the EU in the UN security Council, together with the countries-winners world war II: the US, Russia, China, Britain and France.
“The fact that France is skeptical about the European seat in the UN are well known,” added the Chancellor, speaking at a press conference with Prime Minister of Latvia.