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France’s Macron talks #Brexit in London and marks de Gaulle’s ‘Appel’

France’s Macron talks #Brexit in London and marks de Gaulle’s ‘Appel’

| June 19, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured, right) visited London on Thursday (18 June) to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s appeal to the French resistance and to discuss Brexit with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, write Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton. Macron, who was hosted by heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, marked de Gaulle’s June 18, 1940 ‘Appel’ […]

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#Johnson wants unrestricted travel to #France and #Spain as soon as possible

#Johnson wants unrestricted travel to #France and #Spain as soon as possible

| June 18, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) said on Tuesday (16 June) he wanted to see unrestricted travel to Spain and France “as soon as we can”, but defended his government’s quarantine policy on arriving visitors, write Alistair Smout and Estelle Shirbon. “We don’t want to re-import the disease just at the moment when we’ve really […]

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#Germany to end border controls with #France and #Austria and #Denmark on 15 June

#Germany to end border controls with #France and #Austria and #Denmark on 15 June

| June 11, 2020

Germany will lift border controls with Switzerland, France, Austria and Denmark on 15 June, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (pictured) said on Wednesday (10 June), adding the government would reconsider if the coronavirus situation deteriorates,write Michelle Martin and Thomas Escritt. Seehofer also said existing rules for non-EU citizens wanting to come to Germany would be extended […]

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‘It’s up to us’: How Merkel and Macron revived EU solidarity

‘It’s up to us’: How Merkel and Macron revived EU solidarity

| May 21, 2020

It took a courtroom of scarlet-robed judges to spur Angela Merkel to make one of her boldest moves in 15 years as German chancellor: propose huge cash handouts to the European Union’s weaker economies, write John Chalmers and Gabriela Baczynska. Merkel was already worried about the future of the Union after the coronavirus pandemic struck […]

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#Macron and #Merkel announce new ‘Franco-German initiative’

#Macron and #Merkel announce new ‘Franco-German initiative’

| May 19, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented a new Franco-German initiative on Monday (18 May), Macron’s office said in a surprise statement, write Marine Pennetier and Sudip Kar-Gupta. The two leaders held a video-conference at 13h30 GMT, which will be followed by a news conference around 15h GMT, the Elysee palace statement […]

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Britain still in talks with France over #Coronavirus quarantine exemption: minister

Britain still in talks with France over #Coronavirus quarantine exemption: minister

| May 19, 2020

Britain is still in talks with France over whether French travellers should be exempt from a requirement for a 14-day quarantine when they arrive in the United Kingdom, Culture Minister Oliver Dowden (pictured) said on Monday (18 May), writes Kate Holton. “Discussions are ongoing with the French on that,” he told Sky News. The two […]

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French #Coronavirus death toll close to 26,000, new infections jump

French #Coronavirus death toll close to 26,000, new infections jump

| May 7, 2020

The number of people who have died after contracting the new coronavirus in France increased by 278 or 1.1% to 25,809 on Wednesday (6 May), just eight fewer than in Spain, which saw its virus toll rise by 204 or 0.8% to 25,817, official data showed, writes Geert De Clercq. The number of people in […]

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