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Macron: No joint bonds could mean no EU

Failure to agree an EU fund with joint debt could be the end of the eurozone and "also of the European idea," French president Emmanuel Macron told the FT in an interview Thursday. The EU was "a political project, [where] the human factor is the priority and there are notions of solidarity that come into play," he said. Germany has opposed joint bonds to fight the coronavirus slump.

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