Hollande and Merkel to discuss future EU Commission President

The two heads of state will meet on 9-10 May in Stralsund, Germany, for an informal discussion on the future President of the European Commission. EurActiv France reports.

The European elections are just around the corner, and the Franco-German duo will have an informal meeting in Stralsund on the Baltic Sea, the Chancellor’s electoral stronghold.

Invited by the German Chancellor, François Hollande will be present to discuss a number of European issues with his German counterpart, including the Ukrainian crisis, relations with Russia, Europe’s energy independence and the upcoming European elections. The proposed takeover of French energy company Alstom will only be discussed “if the chancellor raises the matter”, stated the Élysée.

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