Merkel successor backs Macron’s EU call, floats own ideas

Merkel successor backs Macron’s EU call, floats own ideas

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s party has backed French President Emmanuel Macron‘s recent call for a stronger European Union, but suggested some solutions that are unlikely to be welcomed in Paris.

In an op-ed published by German weekly Welt am Sonntag, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer responded directly to Macron’s appeal Monday for voters to reject populist parties in this year’s upcoming European Parliament elections and instead support parties that want to strengthen the bloc.

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