French President Emmanuel Macron was furious over the decision of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to allocate billions of euros to support national energy, writes The Telegraph.
Paris is furious over the launch of a €200 billion domestic energy aid scheme in Germany without prior consultation with its closest EU partner, and its preference for American weapons.
The French leader, the newspaper notes, even canceled a scheduled meeting with his German counterpart.
“The decision to postpone traditional government consultations signals a growing gap between EU states in the energy and military spheres,” said Henry Samuel, author of the article.
Scholz's spokesman, cited by the publication, admitted "that there are a number of issues on which Paris and Berlin cannot reach a unified position."
“The French are very angry at the Germans, especially at Scholz. They don’t talk about it publicly, but in private they are furious,” The Telegraph quoted a source in diplomatic circles as saying.
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