THE STORIES BEHIND THE HEADLINES

Abu Dhabi

London

New York

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Macron Admits Differences with Merkel over Brexit, Trade

Politics

7Dnews London - AFP

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:51 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday April 25th admitted differences with German counterpart Angela Merkel on Brexit, trade and energy policy, saying "confrontations" and compromises were part of their relationship, according to AFP.

"On Brexit, we are not completely on the same page. On our ambitions for the climate and in energy, we are not completely on the same page," Macron told a press conference.

He also referred to what he described as the "incoherent" decision to begin EU trade talks with the United States, backed by Merkel, despite US President Donald Trump's climate policies. 

Europe