New Europe, Secretary of state: The man, the Macron was the lander discover

At his first day of work has replaced Clément Beaune immediately with the German Minister for Europe Michael Roth (SPD). As a target he called a "perfect Germa

New Europe, Secretary of state: The man, the Macron was the lander discover

At his first day of work has replaced Clément Beaune immediately with the German Minister for Europe Michael Roth (SPD). As a target he called a "perfect German-French Entente" in Europe's favour. The Frenchman, who takes over after 23 days of the vacancy, the responsibility for the Europe division in Paris, is no stranger to Berlin. As Europe adviser at the Elysée Palace, he pulled the strings for Emmanuel Macron, in its European election program he had co-written. His proposals were incorporated in the Sorbonne speech.

Michaela Wiegel

Political correspondent, based in Paris.

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The distribution of roles was clear: While Macron took the limelight in the claim, used to Beaune, in the shadow of the relations in the main European cities. Germany was his main focus. He brought the President to not rely only on government to government contacts, but also to take into account much more the Prime Minister.

He also discovered for him the importance of University, economic, and other social networks in the neighbouring country. So Macron came to Beaune to Operate the security conference in Munich and met a long discussion with the Prime Minister, Markus Söder (CSU), the Bavarian court. At a dinner in the Bavarian capital, he met the green leading Duo from Robert Habeck, and Anna Lena Baerbock.

Macron has long hesitated

From Beaune also came up with the idea of the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) and Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) to the national holiday on 14. July to invite. As a thank you for the inclusion of French Covid-19 patients, invitations were sent to the Minister President of the Saarland, Hesse, Baden-württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Macron has long been reluctant to let his alter Ego out of the Elysée Palace draw. In 2019, he gave the young Deputy Amélie de Montchalin the precedence, familiarised herself with Beaune as a counselor in the Europe-Department of Einar. However, in the recent government reshuffle at the beginning of July, the President of the ambitious young woman transferred the responsibility for the long-delayed Reform of the state apparatus. Thus, the Europe resort again vacant. With the appointment of the secretaries of state Macron was an unusual amount of time. This was also due to the fact that he didn't want to miss Beaune during the EU summit in Brussels at his side.

Updated Date: 27 July 2020, 17:19

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