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Merkel to receive French honour during farewell trip to wine region

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Germany’s Angela Merkel will be awarded one of France’s highest honours when she pays a farewell visit as chancellor to a famed winemaking region next week. French President Emmanuel Macron will present the chancellor with the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor on Wednesday, his office said. In Berlin, Merkel’s deputy spokesperson Martina Fietz said the award was a sign of the close ties shared not only between France and Germany, but also the two leaders. Merkel and Macron will also discuss current international crises and European issues. The two are scheduled to toast their friendship in Be…

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