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French President Emmanuel Macron is on a state visit to Germany, over May 26-28. Apart from talks with his host German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, his program includes a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the participation in a session of the joint Franco-German defense and security council, which will be followed by a meeting of the two countries’ council of ministers.

On May 27, Macron will visit Saxony, where he will be at the Fraunhofer Institute in Dresden and deliver a speech on Europe at the Frauenkirche. Concluding his Germany visit, Macron will be in Münster, where he will be granted the Peace of Westphalia Prize—commemorating the treaty that ended the Thirty Years’ War in 1648. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is also likely to be among the 350 guests.

The German Peace Society Münster is however providing another topical reference: It is organizing a demonstration against Macron’s offensive Ukraine policy, “which is fuelling the war by discussing the deployment of ground troops and provoking an escalation to nuclear war.”