On the occasion of Europe Day, the Minister of State for Europe, Günter Gloser, and the French Minister of State responsible for European Affairs, Bruno Le Maire, will meet tomorrow (15 May) in Nuremberg.
Gloser and Le Maire, who are also their countries' Commissioners for Franco-German Cooperation, will discuss current issues in bilateral and European policy. They will also visit various institutions in Nuremberg. As well as meeting Nuremberg school pupils, they will be visiting Bosch Rexroth AG. The focus will be on ways to overcome the current economic and financial crisis and the development of renewable energies.
At the most recent Franco-German Council of Ministers on 12 March 2009, Germany and France set up joint working groups on energy and the automotive industry. The aim was to intensify cooperation on energy and industrial policy and to kickstart joint initiatives at European level.
In the evening a celebration of Europe Day will be held in Nuremberg City Hall. In his speech, Minister of State Le Maire will talk about the future of Europe and about Franco-German relations.
Europe Day is organized by the City of Nuremberg in conjunction with the local "Europa-Union" association.