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Merkel hails Franco-German family after Verdun invite

“To be invited to these commemorations shows a border to that family between France and Germany are good today,” pronounced Merkel, forward of Sunday’s centenary imprinting one of World War I’s bloodiest battles that cost some-more than 700,000 lives.

“This conflict was one of a many harmful and heartless ever,” she pronounced in her weekly video podcast.

“What is intolerable is that, 25 years later, no lessons were learnt and World War II followed a first,” once again pitting a neighbours opposite any other.

Hollande and Merkel will manage an act of observance during Verdun in northeastern France Sunday as Paris and Berlin find to foster closer kinship in Europe notwithstanding slow mercantile woes and a probability that Britain will leave a EU after subsequent month’s referendum.

“Europe faces formidable tasks, there is no doubt about that,” pronounced Merkel, stressing that she hoped Britain would opinion to remain.

“Europe has problems, though Europe has also finished and achieved many things,” a German personality added.

Despite occasional attrition between a dual countries, Merkel praised a Franco-German pivot during a heart of a confederation for being means to “reach compromises — we did that really good during a euro (debt) crisis,” she said.

Article source: http://www.thelocal.de/20160528/merkel-hails-franco-german-relations-after-verdun-invite