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#NormandyFour leaders adopt communique following summit in Paris

#NormandyFour leaders adopt communique following summit in Paris

| December 10, 2019

The Normandy Four leaders have confirmed their commitment to the full implementation of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by year-end, according to a communique adopted following the Normandy Four meeting in Paris, ONA reports. “The sides commit to a full and comprehensive implementation of the ceasefire, strengthened by the implementation of all necessary ceasefire support […]

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#Brexit within ten days time remains possible – French minister

#Brexit within ten days time remains possible – French minister

| October 22, 2019

Britain could still leave the European Union within 10 days time, French Junior Economic Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher said on Monday (21 October), writes Dominique Vidalon. “One cannot rule out a Brexit within 10 days,” she told Sud-Radio. She said general progress had been made, but added that many small French companies still had to do […]

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Johnson asks France’s Macron to ‘push forward’ on #Brexit

Johnson asks France’s Macron to ‘push forward’ on #Brexit

| October 7, 2019

Boris Johnson urged French President Emanuel Macron (pictured) to “push forward” to secure a Brexit deal and told him the EU should not be lured into the mistaken belief that the UK would stay in the bloc after 31 October, the British prime minister’s office said, writes Paul Sandle. Johnson discussed his Brexit proposal, which […]

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‘It’s blackmail’: French and German publishers unite to fight #Google refusal to pay them copyright fees

‘It’s blackmail’: French and German publishers unite to fight #Google refusal to pay them copyright fees

| September 30, 2019

France’s and Germany’s major publishers are closing ranks in an attempt to fight back against Google’s refusal to pay them when their content appears in its search index, writes Jessica Davies. For months, European publishers have labored to re-establish a more even economical balance between the negotiating power of large tech companies like Google and […]

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Statesman #JacquesChirac dies at 86

Statesman #JacquesChirac dies at 86

| September 27, 2019

Following the death of Jacques Chirac on 26 September aged 86, European People’s Party President Joseph Daul declared: “It is with great sadness that I I have learned of the death of the former president of the French Republic Jacques Chirac My thoughts go first to his wife and his family to whom I extend […]

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#Cimabue – Long-lost €6m artwork found in elderly woman’s kitchen

#Cimabue – Long-lost €6m artwork found in elderly woman’s kitchen

| September 25, 2019

The painting had been hung above a hotplate in a kitchen in the French town of Compiegne A painting found hanging in an elderly woman’s home near Paris is a long-lost masterpiece by Florentine Renaissance artist Cimabue, art experts say. Christ Mocked, part of a series of paintings from the late 13th Century, was discovered […]

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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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