Fillon to Merkel: “Sanctions against Russia failed”

“The question is how to find a dialogue with Russia while defending our interests. The sanctions had no effectiveness “,  centre right candidate François Fillon said to Angela Merkel during a meeting they had in Berlin today, Le Monde reports.

 “France will not accept refugee quota. This is a national issue,” he also continued. 

Despite disagreement on Russia and on the migration crisis, Fillon and Merkel agreed to continue the Franco-German axis as a key pillar of the European Union: “Without a strong understanding between our two countries (France and Germany), there is no Europe,” Fillon said.