Manfred Weber’s fall from grace: What now of EPP’s failed Spitzenkandidat?

By |november 15th, 2019|David Sassoli, Emmanuel Macron, EU elections 2019, European Parliament, European People's Party, manfred weber, News, Spitzenkandidaten, Ursula von der Leyen|

Manfred Weber, the former German Spitzenkandidat for the European People's Party (EPP), has been on the defensive ever since his bid for the EU Commission presidency failed after the European elections in May. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel ...

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Thierry Breton convinces MEPs, avoids same fate as Goulard

By |november 14th, 2019|commissioner hearings, Emmanuel Macron, European Commission, European Parliament, France, News, Sylvie Goulard, Thierry Breton|

Thierry Breton, France's new Commissioner pick for the internal market and defence portfolio, convinced more than two-thirds of the MEPs who were auditioning him today (14 November).

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Main EU political groups expected to back France’s new Commissioner pick

By |november 13th, 2019|commissioner hearings, conflicts of interest, Emmanuel Macron, European Commission, France, News, Thierry Breton, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Parliament will be hearing France's second EU Commissioner candidate, the former CEO of Atos, Thierry Breton. But this time, France has secured the support of the main political groups. EURACTIV France reports.

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Von der Leyen locks horns with Macron over EU enlargement

By |november 12th, 2019|Albania, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, News, North Macedonia, Ursula von der Leyen, Western Balkans|

The new European Commission has yet to be approved, but its president-elect has already locked horns with French President Emmanuel Macron over the future of EU enlargement.

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Macron questioning NATO in Economist interview raises eyebrows about his methods

By |november 11th, 2019|Diplomacy, Emmanuel Macron, France, Nato, News, The Economist|

French President Emmanuel Macron presented his geopolitical vision in an interview with The Economist on Thursday (7 November), and it has, once again, attracted a wide range of criticism. By speaking of a "NATO brain death", this more recent diplomati...

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France’s Macron decries NATO ‘brain death’ ahead of anniversary

By |november 7th, 2019|Emmanuel Macron, Nato, News, strategic autonomy, Turkey|

European countries can no longer rely on the United States to defend NATO allies, French President Emmanuel Macron warned in an interview on Thursday (7 November), only weeks ahead of a meeting of NATO leaders in London, supposed to mend the widening c...

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Macron says Iran move signals its intent to quit nuclear agreement

By |november 6th, 2019|#jcpoa, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, News, nuclear non-proliferation, United States|

French President Emmanuel Macron said Iran had explicitly signaled its intent for the first time to quit its nuclear deal in announcing it would start injecting uranium gas at an enrichment facility. Speaking at a press conference at the end...

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Macron plays ‘European’ card on state visit to China

By |november 5th, 2019|China, Emmanuel Macron, European Union, France, News, trade wars, Xi Jinping|

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Shanghai on Monday (4 November), accompanied by a European Commissioner and a German minister. Europeans finally feel they have a card to play against China, while Washington remains opposed to Beijing. EURAC...

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French leader to raise ‘taboo’ topics in China

By |november 4th, 2019|China, Emmanuel Macron, Hong Kong protests, human rights, News, South China Sea, Uighurs, Xinjiang|

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in China on Monday (4 November) to drum up new business deals, but under warning from his hosts to keep off thorny issues such as the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

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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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