Germany And France Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Elysee Treaty


German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Anniversary,Attending,Berlin,Berliner Philharmonie,Bestof,Celebration,Concert,Diplomacy,Elysée Treaty,François Hollande,French Culture,Germany,Headshot,Horizontal,Politics,Topics,TopixPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 22: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande attend a concert at the Berlin Philharmonic during the 50th anniversary celebration of the Elysee Treaty on January 22, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The treaty, concluded in 1963 by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer in the Elysee Palace in Paris, set a new tone of reconciliation between France and Germany, and called for consultations between the two countries to come to a common stance on policies affecting the most important partners in Europe as well as the rest of the region. Since its establishment, the document for improved bilateral relations has been seen by many as the driving force behind European integration. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)