Today (15 January) at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Foreign Minister Steinmeier commented on yesterday’s press conference held by the French President as follows:
The French President made a courageous statement yesterday. I am pleased about his announcement. In view of the interests of Europe as a whole and the hope that we will regain stability, reorientation of France’s economic policy can only be understood as a good message. All of us have an interest in France’s economic clout being strengthened and the country developing into an engine of Europe’s economy.