The Franco-German assembly was first proposed to celebrate an anniversary of the 1963 post-war reconciliation treaty signed by De Gaulle
Lots of strategic infrastructure throughout the EU is already in Chinese hands, Oettinger has cautioned.
Germany's top diplomat has spiced up his criticism of Italy's deal with China with a call for EU unity vis-a-vis
The far-right League party, junior partner in the ruling populist coalition, has been opposed to the move, with its leader
The French President has been perceived as the least compromising EU leader on Brexit.
The decision is designed to demonstrate power while relieving France's financially strained police, according to an expert.
France is already using troops to guard public venues in Operation Sentinel because of the 2015 terrorist attacks.
Some 80 venues were vandalized by black bloc anarchists in downtown Paris on Saturday during the 18th week of Yellow
The renewed violence is reminiscent of December's rallies and might signal a resurgence of the Yellow Vests' movement.
The French leader has been accused of reiterating cliches from a "stupid, moribund" Europe.
The German Chancellor has reminded, however, that France remains skeptical about the possibility for a single EU permanent seat