French President Emmanuel Macron emphasised that Franco-German cooperation is key to European progress, at a press conference in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday.

"Europe is not only about the Franco-German partnership, but it is not possible to move forward without a deep agreement between these two countries," Macron said.

The French president earlier delivered an address to the Bundestag as part of commemorations marking the Volkstrauertag, or People's Day of Mourning. The public holiday is dedicated to members of the German armed forces and civilians who died in armed conflicts or due to violent oppression.

Merkel added that she had agreed with comments in his speech to the German parliament, saying that she agreed that Europe stands at a "crossroads" and needs to answer "what role we will play."

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