France, Jan. 22 -- Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a changing world order are straining ties between France and Germany as they prepare to celebrate 60 years since a post-World War II treaty sealed their reconciliation.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will meet French President Emmanuel Macronin Paris on 22 Januarywhenthe pair are expected to lead a joint cabinet meeting in honour of the signing ofthe Elysee Treatyon the same day in 1963.

But the leaders' relationship is seen as cordial at best.

"Scholz isn't very European at all, he's much more 'Germany first'," a senior member of Macron's Renaissance party, who asked not to be named, told French news agency AFPthis week.

The French government has an impression of German "disinterest ...