French President Emmanuel Macron received the Charlemagne Prize in an award ceremony held in Aachen on Thursday, in recognition of his 'vision for a new Europe.' A ceremony was held in the Aachen Cathedral, where Macron took the time to thank the hosts for the honour and repeated his vision to a common path for the Eurozone. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mayor of Aachen Marcel Philipp... Еще, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko also attended the ceremony, after Macron held a meeting with his German and Ukrainian counterparts. The leaders are expected to agree on a common position on peacekeeping forces in the Donbass region before Merkel and Macron visit Russian President Vladimir Putin to further negotiations. The Charlemagne Prize has been awarded on an annual basis since 1950 in the city of Aachen, the heart of Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire. The prize recognises works done in the service of European unification.