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Scholz, Macron to host secret dinner in Paris ahead of Xi’s visit – POLITICO

Scholz and Macron have clashed several times in recent years, most recently in February when the French president opened the door to potentially sending ground troops to Ukraine, which the chancellor strongly rejected.

A key topic of discussion will be Xi’s visit, who arrives in France on Sunday for three days before heading to Serbia and Hungary. The dinner will be an opportunity for Scholz to brief Macron on his meeting with Xi in Beijing last month. Scholz and Macron also disagree on the possible imposition of tariffs by the EU on subsidized Chinese electric vehicles.

According to Noah Barkin of the German Marshall Fund, who first reported on the dinner, Macron will try to convince the chancellor to join him for his meeting with Xi next week, alongside European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Another likely topic of the dinner will be European politics, particularly defense and its financing. Macron is pushing hard for so-called defense bonds, which would involve the joint issuance of European debt securities to finance military investments.

Scholz has so far rejected this idea.

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