Germany: Macron arrives in Aachen ahead of Charlemagne Prize ceremony French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Aachen on Wednesday, where he will receive the prestigious Charlemagne Prize on Thursday. The award ceremony will be attended by numerous heads of state and dignitaries, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and King Felipe of Spain. Macron will become only the second... Еще sitting French president to receive the prize. Judges hailed his «vision of a new Europe». 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.