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Franco-German Year

Franco-German Year

Last updated on February 2, 2015

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Elysée Treaty (on 22 January 1963), several commemorative events will be held this year, highlighting the strength and history of the Franco-German relationship. It will be “Franco-German year”.

  • Ambs. Delattre, Ammon Speak on Elysée Treaty at 50

    Ambs. Delattre, Ammon Speak on Elysée Treaty at 50

    Published on February 26, 2013

    Iowa Public Radio Interview on Franco-German Relations — Excerpts

  • Amb Delattre Speaks at International Conference in Chicago

    Amb Delattre Speaks at International Conference in Chicago

    Published on February 15, 2013

    Describes "Franco-German Partnership and the Future of Europe"

  • The Élysée Treaty at 50

    The Élysée Treaty at 50

    Published on January 29, 2013

    Event organized by the BMW Center for German and European Studies on February 1 including a Keynote Speech with H.E. François Delattre : "A French Perspective on the Transatlantic Partnership".

  • Speech by François Hollande to the Bundestag

    Speech by François Hollande to the Bundestag

    Published on January 25, 2013

    Speech by M. François Hollande, President of the Republic, to the Bundestag (excerpts)

  • 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty

    50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty

    Published on January 24, 2013

    The two countries issue a joint declaration in Berlin, on the 50th anniversary of the signature of the Elysée Treaty.

  •  "We Must Retain Our Curiosity About Our Neighbours"

    "We Must Retain Our Curiosity About Our Neighbours"

    Published on January 23, 2013

    The Élysée Treaty, "put Franco-German relations on an entirely new political footing"

  • Germany and France at the service of Europe.

    Germany and France at the service of Europe.

    Published on January 23, 2013

    Joint article by the Foreign Ministers Guido Westerwelle and Laurent Fabius to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Élysée Treaty. Published in the French daily Le Monde, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and other publications on January 22, 2013.

  • Franco-German Partnership in Washington DC

    Franco-German Partnership in Washington DC

    Published on January 11, 2013

    Staff members of the Embassies of Germany and France in Washington DC came together to celebrate the semicentennial of Franco-German Partnership.

  • Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Elysée Treaty

    Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Elysée Treaty

    Published on December 6, 2012

    The Franco-German Year will provide an opportunity to prepare the ground for a close and balanced relationship between France and Germany that is essential to the effective functioning of Europe and which is firmly focused on the future.

  • The Elysée Treaty

    The Elysée Treaty

    Published on December 5, 2012

    On January 22, 1963, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and General de Gaulle signed the treaty on French-German cooperation, which became known as the “Élysée Treaty”.

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