The Debate

Grand reopening? FRANCE 24 and Deutsche Welle at the French-German border

FRANCE 24's François Picard and Deutsche Welle's Melinda Crane on either side of the Franco-German border.
FRANCE 24's François Picard and Deutsche Welle's Melinda Crane on either side of the Franco-German border. © FRANCE 24

A new phase begins: As many EU nations lift their coronavirus travel restrictions, host François Picard of The FRANCE 24 Debate is in Schœneck while Deutsche Welle's Melinda Crane is in Saarbrücken at the border between France and Germany. 

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Some locals on the French side are still bitter about Berlin's unilateral decision to erect barriers that hadn't been seen in decades. As French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel join forces to propose EU-wide stimulus plans, what do citizens want? 

To answer these and other questions, the hosts interview Reiner Hoffmann, president of the Confederation of German Trade Unions, and Ludovic Subran, chief economist at Allianz Insurance and Asset Management.

 

Produced by Pascal HALLIER, Georges YAZBECK, Alessandro XENOS, Juliette LAURAIN. 

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