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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron examine the guest book inside the train car where the armistice was signed in 1918, ending World War I. Long-time adversaries France and Germany came together to found the European Union after World War II and usher in an era of unprecedented peace. Now, Macron wants to reform and future-proof the bloc, but he can't do it without Merkel, who seems inexplicably apathetic at the moment.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron examine the guest book inside the train car where the armistice was signed in 1918, ending World War I. Long-time adversaries France and Germany came together to found the European Union after World War II and usher in an era of unprecedented peace. Now, Macron wants to reform and future-proof the bloc, but he can't do it without Merkel, who seems inexplicably apathetic at the moment.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron examine the guest book inside the train car where the armistice was signed in 1918, ending World War I. Long-time adversaries France and Germany came together to found the European Union after World War II and usher in an era of unprecedented peace. Now, Macron wants to reform and future-proof the bloc, but he can't do it without Merkel, who seems inexplicably apathetic at the moment.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron examine the guest book inside the train car where the armistice was signed in 1918, ending World War I. Long-time adversaries France and Germany came together to found the European Union after World War II and usher in an era of unprecedented peace. Now, Macron wants to reform and future-proof the bloc, but he can't do it without Merkel, who seems inexplicably apathetic at the moment.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron examine the guest book inside the train car where the armistice was signed in 1918, ending World War I. Long-time adversaries France and Germany came together to found the European Union after World War II and usher in an era of unprecedented peace. Now, Macron wants to reform and future-proof the bloc, but he can't do it without Merkel, who seems inexplicably apathetic at the moment.

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