A Franco-German ministerial summit on July 13th is expected to generate bilateral projects on things like education and energy.
Nothing big will happen before the German election in September.
But then, if Mrs Merkel obtains the solid victory that polls predict, she will have political capital to spend and, probably, her departure date in mind.
Mr Schuble is not expected to hold on to the finance ministry, which could fall to the SPD or Greens (a coalition including the FDP would be more hawkish) .
Thus, says Henrik Enderlein of the Jacques Delors Institute in Berlin, winter coalition talks could be a “historic moment, a chance to open doors to real euro zone reform.”
在柏林的雅克德洛尔研究所的Henrik Enderlein 表示：冬季的联盟谈判可能会是一个“历史性的时刻”，是一个打开欧元区真正改革的大门的机会。
The institute has a plan, “Repair and Prepare”, illustrating what might happen next.
It starts with “first aid” measures to stabilise the euro by strengthening the European Stability Mechanism, its rescue fund, and introducing risk-sharing to some national deposit-insurance schemes.
Next would come a wave of co-ordinated structural reforms, to labour markets for example, combined with a joint investment fund.
And finally, perhaps some years later, a “federal moment”: treaty change creating a monetary fund, budget, finance minister and parliament for the euro zone, as well as a common deposit-insurance scheme.
If Mr Macron cannot win over the Germans, it's hard to imagine a president who could.
But that may be his greatest strength: Berlin is aware that Marine Le Pen is down, but not yet out.
1.hold on 坚持；等一下
例句:The manager asked him to hold on while he investigated.
2.labour markets 劳动力市场
例句:You can still see characteristic differences between the US and European labour markets.
3.first aid 急救
例句:They immediately gave him first aid.
4.hold back 犹豫；阻碍
例句:In 2010 the fragile plates were the sovereign countries of the euro zone.