Is France about to hand over its Alsace and Lorraine regions to Germany?
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Is France about to hand over its Alsace and Lorraine regions to Germany? This claim was widely shared by web users in January 2019 as France and Germany prepared to sign a new cooperation treaty. It originated with a now-deleted video, made by French MEP Bernard Monot – a former member of the far-right National Front party, and now with the politically similar France Arise movement. The text of the treaty is publicly available, and it contains no mention of territorial handovers of any kind.