On 22 January, exactly 56 years after the signing of the Élysée Treaty, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron signed the Treaty of Aachen. It is heavy on symbols and lighter on concrete ways forward. This policy position picks three key issues (security policy, artificial intelligence and the link to parliaments) and shows what pragmatic and concrete next steps could look like.
Dr. Valentin Kreilinger formally worked for the Jacques Delors Centre.
Paul-Jasper Dittrich is advisor at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, he formally worked for the Jacques Delors Centre.