Weimar Triangle – Amélie de Montchalin’s meeting with her German and Polish counterparts (Lens, 21 Jan. 2020)


Mme Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of State for European Affairs attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will host a meeting with her German and Polish counterparts, Mr Michael Roth and Mr Konrad Szymański respectively, in Lens, Pas-de-Calais, on 21 January 2020, in the framework of the Weimar Triangle, a forum for discussion and cooperation between France, Germany and Poland.

The ministers will talk about European issues of current concern, particularly the Conference on the Future of Europe, the rule of law, the EU budget for the 2021-2027 period, the challenges of economic and social convergence and the Green Deal presented by the Commission in December of last year.

In addition to their meetings, they will visit the exhibition “Poland - 1840-1918 - Painting the Soul of a Nation” at the Louvre-Lens Museum. Along with local elected representatives and stakeholders, they will meet the leaders of a project supported by the European Union in Loos-en-Gohelle, a former mining commune which has been regenerated through sustainable development and culture.