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Since #Brexit vote, Europeans warm again to EU

Since #Brexit vote, Europeans warm again to EU

| June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Europeans think much better of the EU now than they did a year ago when Britons dealt the Union a heavy blow by voting to leave, a survey showed on Thursday (15 June), writes Alastair Macdonald. Support surged by 18 percentage points in both Germany and France, which just elected europhile centrist Emmanuel Macron as […]

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#Brexit: Macron tells May the door is still open

#Brexit: Macron tells May the door is still open

Newly-elected French President Macron exuded warmth and charm at today’s meeting with the embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May, writes Catherine Feore. Prime Minister May had already had one hell of a day. Meeting at 9:00 with furious backbench Conservative MPs, then negotiations with the leader of the DUP, Arlene Foster MP, then Paris for […]

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#Merkel and #Macron agree to draw up road map to deeper EU integration

#Merkel and #Macron agree to draw up road map to deeper EU integration

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) agreed on Monday (15 May) to draw up a road map to deeper European Union integration and opened the door to changing the bloc’s treaties to facilitate ambitious reform, write Paul Carrel and Michel Rose. A day after Macron’s inauguration, the two leaders struck […]

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#EAPM: #Macron to be congratulated but where now for French health care?

#EAPM: #Macron to be congratulated but where now for French health care?

A great many in Europe – certainly those who are committed to the European Union – are, this week, breathing huge sighs of relief, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan.  On Sunday, Emmanuel Macron convincingly defeated the far-right Marine Le Pen in the French Presidential election by 66.1% to 33.9%.  […]

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Pro-EU #Macron wins France’s presidency, #LePen hopes dashed

Pro-EU #Macron wins France’s presidency, #LePen hopes dashed

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ripping up France’s political map, French voters elected independent centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s youngest president on Sunday (7 May), delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and dashing the populist dream of far-right rival Marine Le Pen, write John Leicester and Sylvie Corbet of Associated Press. Macron, who had […]

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#Macron breakthrough in #France election signals rising EU hopes

#Macron breakthrough in #France election signals rising EU hopes

If elected president, Emmanuel Macron would change the narrative on Europe, write Friends of Europe’s Giles Merritt and Shada Islam. The centrist candidate would not only breathe new life into the Franco-German ‘locomotive’ but offer a more hopeful and upbeat message for the future. The European Union’s fortunes look to be on the rise. When […]

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France’s #Macron favorite for presidency in run-off with #LePen

France’s #Macron favorite for presidency in run-off with #LePen

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step toward the French presidency on Sunday (23 April) by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen, write Sybille de La Hamaide and Matthias Blamont. Though Macron, 39, is a comparative political novice who has never held […]

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