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>> New French president, Emmanuel Macron, inaugurated on Sunday and sending a big message with his first day on the job. Macron heading straight to Berlin, Monday morning, to meet German counterpart, Angela Merkel. His camp says it wants to relaunch the European project, and stress the importance of reinvigorating the Franco-German relationship.
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A very different scene to one in which national front leader Marine Le Pen had won, given her threat to pull France out of the EU and the euro. Merkel applauded Macron's resounding victory. But as Germany's September election looms into vision, his eagerness for closer European integration is dividing her coalition government.
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Some within fear the eurozone will turn into a so-called transfer union in which Germany pays for struggling states. After Berlin, Macron will visit military abroad. France says thousands of troops spanning West Africa hunting down Islamist militants. It also has bases in the Middle East, as part of a US-led coalition fighting Islamic State.
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Before the week is done, he'll set his sights on 2024, and Paris' bid for the Summer Olympics.