European Union member states have adopted a Franco-German compromise allowing Berlin to remain the lead negotiator with Russia on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe.
The EU member states have reached an agreement on Nord Stream 2 pipeline, that allows Russia to supply Europe with natural gas across the Baltic Sea.
The EU did not approve of the proposed merger between the German company Siemens and the French Alstom in order to maintain the competition in the European market.
France's agriculture ministry says it has traced the remainder of the suspect Polish beef imported into the country, adding that some of it had been sold to consumers.
The Treaty commits the two neighbours to increased cooperation on foreign and defence policy, crime and terrorism, international development and research and economic integration.
Germany and France will reportedly seek to revive the long-delayed EU financial transaction tax by proposing that member states be allowed to use the revenues to reduce their EU budget contributions.