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50th anniversary of the signature of the Elysée Treaty - Joint contribution by Laurent Fabius and Guido Westerwelle published in « Le Monde » and « Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung » (21.01.13)
The text of the treaty is short and compact, but its content is almost revolutionary: in it, Germany and France commit themselves to nothing more and nothing less than “arriving, insofar as possible, at a similar position” on all the important economic, political and cultural issues. Fifty years on, the treaty is still just as relevant. The key themes of its preamble – reconciliation, young people, solidarity and Europe – embody the essence of our partnership. Over the years – beyond the vicissitudes of everyday life – it has enabled us to create a closeness and friendship that few peoples share.
Visit by Laurent Fabius, Bernard Cazeneuve, Pascal Canfin and Hélène Conway-Mouret to Germany to mark the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty (22.01.13)
Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister Delegate for European Affairs, M. Pascal Canfin, Minister Delegate for Development, and Mme Hélène Conway-Mouret, Minister Delegate for French Nationals Abroad, will visit Berlin on 22 January 2013 to take part in the celebrations organized to mark the 50th anniversary of the signature of the Elysée Treaty.
Weimar Triangle meeting – Joint statement by the ministers responsible for European affairs (01.10.12)
"We consider an effective EMU reform as indispensable in safeguarding the prosperous future of the European Union. We are fully committed to implementing the work plan decided by the heads of state and government at the June summit."
Laurent Fabius’s participation in the Franco-German Defense and Security Council (01.10.12)
The French and German foreign affairs and defense ministers will meet on October 1 in Müllheim within the framework of the Franco-German Defense and Security Council (FGDSC).
Bernard Cazeneuve’s participation in a meeting of the Weimar Triangle (01.10.12)
Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister Delegate for European Affairs, will go to Warsaw on October 1 to meet with his Polish and German counterparts, Mr. Piotr Serafin and Mr. Michael Link, within the framework of the regular consultations held in the Weimar Triangle format. Mr. Cazeneuve will also hold bilateral talks with Mr. Serafin and with the members of the Committee for European Union Affairs of the Polish Sejm on the sidelines of this meeting.
Compatibility of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) with the German constitution - Statement by Bernard Cazeneuve (12.09.12)
This decision, which authorizes Germany to ratify the ESM treaty, paves the way for this tool to come into force swiftly. The work of stabilizing and strengthening the Euro Area must now continue.
Laurent Fabius’s visit to Bonn (05.09.12)
The minister of foreign affairs visited Bonn september 5 in order to participate, together with his German counterpart, Mr. Westerwelle, in the ceremonies organized to mark the anniversary of the meeting between General de Gaulle and Chancellor Adenauer which took place in this city 50 years ago.
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