Macron insists on eurozone budget despite German reluctance

Aachen (Germany) (AFP) – France’s President Emmanuel Macron insisted on Thursday that the eurozone be given its “own budget”, despite German reservations on the reform proposal.

“I believe in a much more ambitious European budget… I believe in a more integrated eurozone, with its own budget,” Macron said in the western German city of Aachen after receiving the Charlemagne prize for his efforts in boosting EU integration.