EU divided: Merkel and Macron must BEHAVE and bury hatchet, says German official

“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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