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Tag: Emmanuel Macron President

  • Saturday, July 15th 2017 - 07:42 UTC

    Blair argues Brussels leaders willing to compromise to avoid UK leaving Europe

    “The only reason the debate is not on the table is because the Tories fear old internal wounds would be reopened if Brexit does not happen”, said Tony Blair

    Tony Blair believes European leaders would be willing to tighten up the free movement of people as a way to avoid Britain leaving the EU. The UK former prime minister suggested the “will of the people” may be changing as the difficulties of Brexit negotiations become apparent and called for a “proper debate” over the different options, including remaining in a reformed EU.

  • Monday, May 15th 2017 - 06:07 UTC

    President Macron vows a French renaissance, and travels to meet Merkel in Berlin

    The 39-year-old former investment banker and economy minister was inaugurated on Sunday in a ceremony at the Élysée

    Emmanuel Macron is beginning his first day as French president with two main tasks, picking a prime minster, a crucial appointment since he needs to make a good showing in next month's parliamentary elections to push through his planned economic reforms. The second is to travel to Germany to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 05:45 UTC

    Strong reaction from the Euro; sigh of relief from investors

    Macron has proposed a range of policies combining budget cuts and more labor market flexibility, with public investment and an extension of the welfare state.

    The Euro has risen after pro-EU Emmanuel Macron won France's presidential vote by a large margin. The single currency strengthened 0.2% against the dollar as investors were reassured over the future stability of the European project. Macron has proposed cutting corporation tax and changes to the labour market.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 05:25 UTC

    Landslide wins for Macron, 66% to 34%; France's elected president managed to create a wave of optimism

    Macron a year ago was a member of the government of one the most unpopular French presidents in history. Now, at 39, he has won France's presidential election

    Emmanuel Macron, the independent candidate who has been elected as France's next president following his Sunday runoff 66% to 34% victory over Marine Le Pen, has triggered a political earthquake in his country's politics, and his performance will be closely monitored by other EU members, particularly Germany and Italy, facing similarly challenging elections.