French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will address the European Parliament jointly on Wednesday 7 October after accepting Martin Schulz invitation. This is the signal of the demonstration of the strong commitment between France and Germany as engine of EU integration, according to EP President.
For those who wish some further background, the Council library has compiled a special issue of the monthly Think Tank Review. It brings together relevant think tank publications on Franco-German relationship over the past two years, covering different aspects, including EU integration, economy, energy and foreign policy. They offer a good perspective on the relation between the two countries.
Colleagues from European Parliamentary Research Service have recently published a short overview of the Franco-German relationship in the European Union which can be read here.
As a concrete illustration of this relationship and if you want to go further, you might want to check the Franco-German dedicated website, co-managed by the French ministry of external affairs and international development and the German Auswärtiges Amt.
Click here for other resources on Franco-German relationship published in recent years available through the library catalogue. You may also search the special TTR section of our catalogue for other publications by think tanks.