“To do that we don’t always have to wait for Macron’s proposals, but we must make some, or at least one, of our own,” he said, suggesting ideas such as a common 5G network for the two countries or a bi-national sovereign bond for innovation.
He said: “We could transform ourselves from the repairman into a driver of German-French ideas.”
Bild also cited a report in the New York Times which said Merkel had shown exasperation with Macron at a dinner to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Mrs Merkel was reported as saying to him, “I understand your desire for disruptive politics.
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