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Germany: Macron calls for unity and 'more European sovereignty' during Bundestag speech 02:16

Germany: Macron calls for unity and 'more European sovereignty' during Bundestag speech

Germany, Berlin
November 18, 2018 at 15:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

French President Emmanuel Macron underlined the importance of the European unity while giving a speech at the Bundestag in Berlin on Sunday.

"Today, there are so many forces that want to slow us down by attacking our public debates, our open democracies and trying to set us against each other. And in this world order, which we must take very seriously, our strength, our true strength, remains unity," he said.

Macron also pointed out that Europe needs more sovereignty, if it wants to protect its "citizens against new risks and to enjoy the freedom to decide our own future."

Macron arrived in Berlin to attend commemorations marking the Volkstrauertag, or People’s Day of Mourning. The public holiday is dedicated to members of the German armed forces and civilians who died in armed conflicts.

Earlier in the day alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Macron participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Neue Wache memorial to remember those killed in war.

Germany: Macron calls for unity and 'more European sovereignty' during Bundestag speech 02:16
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French President Emmanuel Macron underlined the importance of the European unity while giving a speech at the Bundestag in Berlin on Sunday.

"Today, there are so many forces that want to slow us down by attacking our public debates, our open democracies and trying to set us against each other. And in this world order, which we must take very seriously, our strength, our true strength, remains unity," he said.

Macron also pointed out that Europe needs more sovereignty, if it wants to protect its "citizens against new risks and to enjoy the freedom to decide our own future."

Macron arrived in Berlin to attend commemorations marking the Volkstrauertag, or People’s Day of Mourning. The public holiday is dedicated to members of the German armed forces and civilians who died in armed conflicts.

Earlier in the day alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Macron participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Neue Wache memorial to remember those killed in war.

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