France, Germany To Merge Economic And Defense Policies; Create Cross-Border "Eurodistricts" - Vichy 2.0

Sep 4, 2018
This is to undo the damage from the Treaty of Verdun

The Treaty of Verdun, signed in August 843, was the first of the treaties that divided the Carolingian Empire into three kingdoms among the three surviving sons of Louis the Pious, who was the son of Charlemagne. The treaty, signed in Verdun-sur-Meuse, ended the three-year Carolingian Civil War.
Treaty of Verdun - Wikipedia

Germany and France conclude the Treaty of Aachen
France and Germany aim to address the challenges of the 21st century together – with close coordination of European policy, robust common foreign and security policy and an economic area with common regulations. All these are covered by the new Treaty of Aachen between Germany and France, which has been approved by the Cabinet in Berlin and is to be signed by Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron in Aachen on 22 January.
Germany and France conclude the Treaty of Aachen

Note: Aachen/Aix La Chapelle was the seat of Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire.
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If you want evidence of how this whole EU project is for the benefit of Germany well here is an example.
The Germans have forever banged on about how the whole Freedom of Movement principle was of key importance and how the UK could not in any circumstance be allowed have any exemption about Freedom of Movement (with this insistence been one of the reasons there was a Brexit vote).

Well all of a sudden the Germans are deciding that maybe all Free movement is not a good thing at all, So it is suggesting that this freedom of movement principle should now be modified to cater for specific German concerns.

As has happened before the Germans have decided that the Goalposts need to be moved to suit German requirements despite specifically repeatedly dismissed other countries concerns with their diktat that the Goalposts were set in stone for all.

EU may need rules to stop doctors emigrating: German minister | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - The European Union should consider regulating to stop member states from poaching each other’s doctors and other professionals, German Health Minister Jens Spahn said.

Spahn, a conservative heavyweight among Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats who recently lost a contest to become the party’s leader, described a knock-on effect of countries attracting doctors from neighboring countries, as is the case with Switzerland taking in German physicians.

“I can understand them. Switzerland is a beautiful country. But what is clear is that there is a shortage of these professionals in Germany. And then Polish doctors work in our country, and in turn there is a shortage of them in Poland,” he told Swiss tabloid Blick am Sonntag.
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