Von der Leyen promises new migration package in first half of 2020

By |november 8th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Dublin IV, European Commission, Germany, Migration, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed European policy issues and Germany's Council Presidency in 2020 during a meeting in Berlin. Von der Leyen promised to end the deadlock in asylum nego...

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Merkel aims to supercharge Germany’s electric car revolution

By |november 4th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Germany, News|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday (3 November) that Germany should install 1 million electric car charging points by 2030, ahead of crunch talks with the Bundesrepublik’s car industry later on Monday.

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Albania offers first comments to Macron’s enlargement damper

By |oktober 31st, 2019|Albania, Angela Merkel, Berlin Process, China, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, News, North Macedonia, Russia, Turkey|

A conference in Tirana on Thursday (31 October) provided a rare insight into the state of mind of the country’s government, but also of other regional players, following the EU's recent failure to take a decision on opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia.

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Differences between Merkel and Macron are slight but real

By |oktober 18th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, EUCO, France, Germany, News, summit|

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave their views on Europe in their concluding remarks at the end of the European Council Summit on Friday 18 October. Although they attempted to show a united front on EU issues, dif...

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France and Germany ink compromise on arms export rules

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Arms Exports, Defence policy, Emmanuel Macron, European defence industry, Franco-German relations, News|

After struggling to find a common line on arms exports, Paris and Berlin reached  a compromise on Wednesday (16 October) during a bilateral ministerial meeting in the French city of Toulouse.

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France halts EU enlargement talks

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Albania, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, EU summit, France, Germany, Greater Albania, News, North Macedonia, Prespa agreement, Russia, VMRO-DPMNE, Zoran Zaev|

France on Tuesday (15 October) blocked the opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, despite the promise made by the Union to Skopje that its historic Prespa agreement with Greece would earn it a ticket to the EU membership negotiations.

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Ukraine sees hope for ‘last chance’ peace summit in mid-November

By |oktober 14th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Donbas, Emmanuel Macron, France, Germany, Minsk agreement, News, Russia, Steinmeier formula, Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany could hold a summit in Paris in mid-November if Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine can maintain a ceasefire, Ukraine’s foreign minister said on Monday (14 October), warning of a “last chance” for Moscow.

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Macron plays appeasement card after Goulard’s rejection

By |oktober 14th, 2019|Airbus, Angela Merkel, Brexit, Commissioner designate, commissioner hearings, Emmanuel Macron, EU-US trade relations, European Commissioner, France, Frans Timmermans, Germany, News, Sylvie Goulard, Syria, Turkey, Ursula von der Leyen|

After an initial outburst, French President Emmanuel Macron sought to ease tensions on Sunday (13 October) following the rejection last week of his protégée Sylvie Goulard as France's candidate for the European Commission. EURACTIV France reports.

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Macron, Merkel call for end to Turkish invasion in Syria

By |oktober 14th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Brexit, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, ethnic cleansing, EU summit, foreign fighters, Kurds, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Sanctions, Sylvie Goulard, Syrian war, Turkey|

The leaders of France and Germany called Sunday (13 October) for an end to Turkey's offensive against Kurds in northern Syria, warning of dire humanitarian consequences and a boost for the Islamic State group.

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Britain’s Brexit talks with EU on verge of collapse

By |oktober 9th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Donald Tusk, Hard Brexit, Irish backstop, Leo Varadkar, News, Simon Coveney|

Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union teetered on the brink of collapse on Tuesday (8 October), with tit-for-tat claims of intransigence and sabotage before an end of October deadline.

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