Merkel refrained from outright criticism of Trump in her comments to the newspaper, but noted that the USA has withdrawn from multilateral agreements and imposed new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, including from Europe.
Macron has ambitious plans for European reforms but he can not go it alone, and the strength of the Berlin-Paris axis is an important gauge for how well things are going in Europe.
"Solidarity among euro partners should never lead to a debt [sharing] union".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview on Sunday that she supports the idea of a joint European defense force, adding that the initiative could even be open to UK's participation after Brexit, Politico reports. "I am in favor of President Macron's proposal for an intervention initiative", she said. The ECB issued a statement saying the European treaties would not allow for such a move in the first place.
Reports say a major trading war is brewing between the United States and its closets allies after the imposition of new tariffs which could see USA consumers pay more for everything from canned soup to cars.
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He urged Italy not to "play this game" of holding the European Union responsible, adding "Nations first, Europe second". After the initial attempt to form a government failed, Mattarella picked Carlo Cottarelli as interim prime minister.
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For defending champion Hamilton, it was an unusually quiet race. "It was a flawless weekend but a insane race". Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth, ahead of fellow Finn Valtteri Bottas for Mercedes.
Merkel also said that a future EMF would be organized on an intergovernmental basis and national parliaments of member countries would have oversight. "This is very pleasing", SPD leader Andrea Nahles told the ARD public broadcaster.
The chancellor also said she backed an investment budget for the euro zone, which would possibly be in the "low two-digit billions of euros" and gradually introduced to address structural weaknesses of member states.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Monday for an exchange of views, Merkel's spokesman said, as part of her regular informal meetings with leaders of European institutions.
Italy's government was sworn in on Friday, ending months of political turmoil, but investors remain nervous as it promises to increase spending, slash taxes and challenge European Union fiscal rules.
Merkel said she was willing to discuss with the new Italian government ways to boost employment rates among young people in Italy.