French PM eager to push for pension reform amid calls for ‘unlimited’ strikes

By |november 13th, 2019|Édouard Philippe, France, News, pension reform, prime minister, yellow vests|

The French government's determination to push for pension reform does not waver in the face of mounting calls for protest by trade unions, students, teachers and the 'yellow vest' movement. EURACTIV France reports. 

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Government advisor acting as Maltese ‘double agent’ creates new stir for France

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|conflict of interest, Édouard Philippe, ethics, France, Malta, News, Sandro Gozi, scandal, Sylvie Goulard|

After the scandal with the European Parliament's rejection of Sylvie Goulard as the French Commissioner, it is now the turn of Sandro Gozi, the EU adviser to France's prime minister, to be in the spotlight. The Italian had allegedly collaborated with t...

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French government revisits migrant quota question

By |oktober 8th, 2019|Christophe Castaner, Édouard Philippe, electoral debate, family reunification, France, Guillaume Larrivé, migrants, Migration, News, quotas, Schengen|

The first debates held in the French National Assembly led the government to suggest that the criteria for family reunification, which allow refugees to bring their families, should be "tightened". EURACTIV France reports.

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Italian former EU minister to advise Macron, prompting backlash at home

By |avgust 2nd, 2019|Édouard Philippe, Emmanuel Macron, Italian government, Italy, La Republique En Marche, News, Sandro Gozi|

Sandro Gozi, a former Italy's undersecretary to European affairs in both Renzi and Gentiloni cabinet, will serve as EU affairs advisor to French Prime minister Edouard Philippe, casting doubts over a potential conflict of interests.

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France hosts Russia’s Medvedev in rare high-level visit

By |junij 25th, 2019|Crimea annexation, Dmitry Medvedev, Édouard Philippe, Emmanuel Macron, France, News, Russia, Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Monday (24 June) held talks with Russia's premier Dmitry Medvedev, in a rare high-level visit at a time of frosty ties between Moscow and the West.

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EU countries tinker with laws of the road

By |maj 31st, 2019|Édouard Philippe, France, Italy, News, Wales|

Speed limit tweaks and fines for distracted drivers are under consideration in various parts of Europe, as countries ponder different ways to regulate road traffic and make it safer.

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Theresa May battles to save Brexit deal as ministers quit

By |november 15th, 2018|Brexit, Customs Union, Dominic Raab, DUP, Édouard Philippe, Irish border, Jeremy Corbyn, labour, News, Theresa May, Tories|

Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Thursday (15 November) to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit secretary and other ministers quit in protest at an agreement they say will trap Britain in the bloc's orbit for years.

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Wealth researcher: ‘GDP growth doesn’t affect French people’s happiness’

By |oktober 24th, 2018|budget, Édouard Philippe, finance bill, GDP, Growth, new indicators of wealth, News|

As the debate on the French finance bill for 2019 kicks off, the discussion will focus on growth. Once again, the French government has failed to publish its assessment of the new wealth indicators on time. EURACTIV France reports.

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France-Italy tensions as ministers meet on immigration

By |oktober 9th, 2018|Édouard Philippe, France, immigration policy, Italy, Matteo Salvini, Morocco, News, Spain|

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe urged far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini on Monday (8 October) to drop his "posturing" on immigration and help find a European response to the issue.

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France rolls out the red carpet for finance sector post-Brexit

By |julij 13th, 2018|Brexit, Édouard Philippe, European Banking Authority, european schools, Finance, flat tax, foreign investment, News, UK|

France's prime minister presented new measures to appeal to financial circles, which are currently considering their post-Brexit options. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.

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