Germany And France Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Elysee Treaty

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Sigmar Gabriel , chairman of the German Social Democrats , and Berlin... News PhotoAnniversary,Arrival,Berlin,Bundestag,Celebration,Chairperson,Diplomacy,Diplomacy - 2014 Film,Elysée Treaty,Event,French Culture,German Social Democratic Party,Germany,Horizontal,Klaus Wowereit,Politics,Sigmar Gabriel,Social Democratic Party,State Visit,The Reichstag,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 22: Sigmar Gabriel (C), chairman of the German Social Democrats (SPD), and Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit (R) 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)