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Germany: Hollande and Merkel lay out challenges facing EU ahead of Malta summit02:55

Germany: Hollande and Merkel lay out challenges facing EU ahead of Malta summit

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January 27, 2017 at 16:43 GMT -00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande met in Berlin, on Friday. They spoke to the press about the new administration in the USA, headed by US President Donald Trump, as well as challenges facing the European Union.

Speaking about Trump, Hollande acknowledged that European leaders will need to engage with him, however, that they would "have to do it with a European conviction, while promoting our interests and our values."

Merkel laid out some of the challenges that the EU is facing, "We see that the global framework is changing rapidly and dramatically. We have to react to these new challenges, concerning the defence of a free society, the defence of free trade, and concerning the economic challenges as well - for example regarding increasing competitiveness of emerging countries."

The two leaders were meeting in Berlin, in anticipation for the EU summits in Malta and Rome later this year.

Germany: Hollande and Merkel lay out challenges facing EU ahead of Malta summit02:55
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande met in Berlin, on Friday. They spoke to the press about the new administration in the USA, headed by US President Donald Trump, as well as challenges facing the European Union.

Speaking about Trump, Hollande acknowledged that European leaders will need to engage with him, however, that they would "have to do it with a European conviction, while promoting our interests and our values."

Merkel laid out some of the challenges that the EU is facing, "We see that the global framework is changing rapidly and dramatically. We have to react to these new challenges, concerning the defence of a free society, the defence of free trade, and concerning the economic challenges as well - for example regarding increasing competitiveness of emerging countries."

The two leaders were meeting in Berlin, in anticipation for the EU summits in Malta and Rome later this year.

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