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French Prez to meet EU chief Tusk, to reveal names of government ministers

AP
Published : May 17, 2017, 5:01 pm IST
Updated : May 17, 2017, 5:01 pm IST

Emmanuel Macron's office will announce govt lineup Wednesday afternoon, after a delay to dig deeper into proposed ministers' tax records.

French President Emmanuel Macron. (Photo: AP)
 French President Emmanuel Macron. (Photo: AP)

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron is meeting with the European Union President as both try to keep the bloc from falling apart.

Macron, who will also verify his choices for government ministers, is hosting Donald Tusk in the Elysee Palace in a sign of the new French president's determination to shore up European unity.

Macron wants European militaries to work together more, and for eurozone countries to share a budget and tax rules. He has also promised a tough line on Britain as it negotiates its departure from the EU.

Macron's office will announce the government lineup Wednesday afternoon, after a delay to dig deeper into proposed ministers' tax records and potential conflicts of interest. A series of tax evasion and other scandals hit the previous government.

Tags: emmanuel macron, donald tusk, european union, eurozone
Location: France, Île-de-France, Paris