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On #Russia, #Macron Is Mistaken

On #Russia, #Macron Is Mistaken

| September 6, 2019

The French president may well be standing tall over his European counterparts, but his overtures toward the Kremlin are repeating the mistakes of so many other Western leaders, past and present. James Nixey Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @jamesnixey Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @matboulegue Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin […]

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Britain and France to strengthen joint action against small boats

Britain and France to strengthen joint action against small boats

| September 2, 2019

Priti Patel (pictured, left) met French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner in Paris on 29 August to discuss what more can be done to deter migrants making the perilous journey across one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. The pair acknowledged the extensive joint cooperation already taken to tackle the issue of small boats […]

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US threat to #FrenchWine receding, but not lifted says minister

US threat to #FrenchWine receding, but not lifted says minister

| August 28, 2019

A US threat to impose tariffs on French wine in response to a French tax on big digital companies is receding – albeit not lifted definitively, France’s finance minister said on Tuesday (27 August), write Leigh Thomas and Myriam Rivet. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and US officials reached a deal on the sidelines of […]

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France’s Macron says no formal mandate from G7 on #Iran

France’s Macron says no formal mandate from G7 on #Iran

| August 27, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) said he had not been given a formal mandate from G7 leaders to pass messages to Iran, but that he would continue to hold talks with Tehran in the coming weeks to defuse tensions, writes Michel Rose. “We had a discussion yesterday on Iran and that enabled us to establish […]

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#Trump dampens Macron optimism on #Iran talks

#Trump dampens Macron optimism on #Iran talks

| August 26, 2019

US President Donald Trump appeared to brush aside French efforts to mediate with Iran on Sunday (25 August), saying that while he was happy for President Emmanuel Macron to reach out to Tehran to defuse tensions he would carry on with his own initiatives, write Jeff Mason and Michel Rose. European leaders have struggled to […]

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Setting stern tone, France’s Macron to spar with Britain’s Johnson on #Brexit

Setting stern tone, France’s Macron to spar with Britain’s Johnson on #Brexit

| August 22, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today (22 August) try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the divorce deal, write William James and Michel Rose. In his first foreign trip since winning the premiership a month ago, Johnson is […]

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France’s Macron says no-deal #Brexit would be Britain’s fault

France’s Macron says no-deal #Brexit would be Britain’s fault

| August 22, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) on Wednesday (21 August) said a no-deal Brexit would be of Britain’s own making and not the European Union’s, adding that any trade pact London cut with Washington would not mitigate the cost of leaving the bloc without a deal, writes Michel Rose. The French leader said the demands made […]

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