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#EU60: The awakening

#EU60: The awakening

On the 60th anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of Rome (25 March), Etienne Davignon, president of Friends of Europe, launches an appeal for an awakening of a European ideal. A list of co-signatories can be found under the article. The European debate is confused, characterized by doubt, fear and disenchantment. Now we are […]

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Three votes down – now for the #French

Three votes down – now for the #French

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Americans angry with their lot elected the anti-establishment Donald Trump despite a US economy running at an annual rate of around 3.5% and unemployment at a meager 4.6 %, writes Jeremy Gaunt. Britons believing they were being left hanging voted to leave the wealthy European Union trading bloc regardless of an economy gaining a relatively […]

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Almost three quarters of French against ditching #euro

Almost three quarters of French against ditching #euro

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost three quarters of French people are against leaving the eurozone currency bloc and returning to the franc, a survey showed on Friday (10 March), in bad news for far-right leader Marine Le Pen who advocates a so-called ‘Frexit’, writes Michel Rose. Some 72% of the French polled by the Elabe polling institute in a […]

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#France: Polls give Macron a massive lead over Le Pen

#France: Polls give Macron a massive lead over Le Pen

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Ifop poll shows Macron catching up with Le Pen in the first round of voting and winning by a large margin in the second round. Other polls appear to mirror this and show that the French strongly support remaining in the eurozone. Macron’s surge is attributed to his backing from Francois Bayrou, who has pulled out […]

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Brussels warns French #economy is out of kilter and chides Germany, Italy

Brussels warns French #economy is out of kilter and chides Germany, Italy

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission warned France two months before elections that its economy was out of balance and in need of reforms as it also chided Germany and Italy. The European Union’s executive arm published in-depth reviews on Wednesday (22 February) of the economies of several countries identified last November as having “imbalances” or “excessive imbalances”, […]

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France’s #Macron meets PM #May in London, vows to stand up for EU

France’s #Macron meets PM #May in London, vows to stand up for EU

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (21 February) not to expect any favors from the European Union during Brexit talks, and drew big cheers for his pro-EU message from French nationals in London, writes Estelle Shirbon. Macron visited May at her Downing Street office and later met Britain’s […]

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French finance minister says #ECB never tries to manipulate euro rate

French finance minister says #ECB never tries to manipulate euro rate

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Central Bank never tries to manipulate the euro exchange rate for trade or competitive policy reasons, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said in an interview published on Monday (13 February), echoing other politicians rejection of U.S. claims.  U.S. President Donald Trump’s top trade adviser, Peter Navarro, this month said Germany was exploiting the […]

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