By SYLVIE CORBET
The Associated Press
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris to discuss international crises and European issues. Thursday’s meeting comes ten days ahead of parliamentary elections that will mark the end of Merkel’s 16 years in office. Although Germany will be putting together a new government after the election, Merkel said “we want to make everything possible on the German side so that there is no standstill” on the necessary decisions that need to be made.” In Germany, the outgoing chancellor stays on until a new coalition government is formed, which can take weeks or months.