Germany And France Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Elysee Treaty


German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the German Bundestag... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Anniversary,Arrival,Berlin,Bundestag,Celebration,Diplomacy,Diplomacy - 2014 Film,Elysée Treaty,Event,François Hollande,French Culture,Germany,Horizontal,Joachim Gauck,Norbert Lammert,Politics,State Visit,The Reichstag,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 22: (L-R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert, German President Joachim Gauck and French President Francois Hollande arrive for a joint session of the German Bundestag and French Assemblee Nationale parliaments in the Reichstag building 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 Adam Berry/Getty Images)