Emmanuel Macron

Putin holds video conference with Macron and Merkel

Russia is ready to resume cooperation with the European Union is it demonstrates reciprocal interest, the Kremlin press service quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying during videoconference talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

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Macron: world witnessing vaccine war

In the next few months, Europe plans to become the continent that produces the biggest number of anti-coronavirus vaccines, French President Emmanuel Macron said after the first day of the online EU summit. "By this summer, Europe …

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Munich Security Conference brings trans-Atlantic's Fantastic Four back together

Donald Trump's four years as US president shook the trans-Atlantic relationship. On Friday, the Munich Security Conference brings together Biden, Merkel, Macron and Johnson for an event that could help to rebuild ties, Deutsche Welle reports. Organizers of the Munich Security Conference are facing the challenge of how to squeeze their annual get-together of top global security officials and policymakers into a special event constrained by the COVID pandemic. The multi-day conference that has taken place in Munich every February since 1963 is, for now, an online event, scheduled to wrap up after just about three hours on Friday

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Will Europeans speak with one voice on Nord Stream 2 issue?

The Fortuna pipelayer, together with the Baltic research and Murman construction vessels, are to complete the construction of two lines of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the exclusive economic zone of Denmark by late April 2021, the construction operator Nord Stream 2 AG reports. Germany remains the largest buyer of Russian gas in Europe. It is followed by Italy, Great Britain, France and Austria

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Will European Union and Turkey reset relations?

After a rough period, Ankara is making overtures to Brussels. Ilke Toygür,  an analyst on European Affairs at Elcano Royal Institute discusses the prospects, the need for the EU to clarify its own position, and the implications of the election of Joe Biden in the article for German Institute for International and Security Affairs

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Biden speaks with Macron, seeks to strengthen ties

U.S. President Joe Biden spoke on Sunday with French President Emmanuel Macron, expressing his desire to strengthen bilateral ties, the White House said, as Biden made the traditional ally one of the first countries contacted during his initial …

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Turkish diplomat: Russian diplomacy has successfully secured a cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh and charted a path for the future transformation of the region

Earlier this week, in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a statement on "unblocking all economic and transport links in the region." For this purpose, a trilateral working group will be created, headed by the vice-premiers of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia

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Why France not pleased with end of Karabakh war

French President Emmanuel Macron held a  telephone call with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to highlight France’s plans to help Armenia with humanitarian aid, said Macron’s office on Thursday. Macron also …

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Macron becomes Big Brother

When Emmanuel Macron was elected as French president in May 2017, French people compared him to former U.S. President Barack Obama in terms of elegance and eloquence. There are growing problems in socioeconomic reforms and migrant policies. The bad handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has become a nightmare for the Macron administration and the French public

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Is Macron doctrine biased against Muslim states?

French president should clarify whether France supports ethnic separatism or territorial integrity of states; he can’t have it both ways, Yeni Safak writes in the article Macron doctrine biased against Muslim states: analysis. With only two years to go until the next presidential elections in France, President Emmanuel Macron is conducting a nationalistic foreign policy in a vain attempt at preventing his voters defecting to the Gaullist center-right and far right Marine Le Pen

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Europe introduces lockdown on Christmas

Italy has ordered a nationwide lockdown over much of the Christmas and New Year period in an effort to combat a rise in coronavirus cases, BBC writes in the article Covid: Italy latest European country to order Christmas lockdown. The country will be under "red-zone" restrictions over the public holidays, with non-essential shops, restaurants and bars closed, and Italians only allowed to travel for work, health and emergency reasons. Limited home visits will be allowed

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Macron tests positive for COVID-19

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, the Élysée Palace announced on Thursday. "The president of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today," the presidential palace …

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Why has Turkey grown apart from EU?

I was about to start college when Turkey signed the Ankara Agreement with which the European Union accepted Turkey’s application for the “establishment of an association until Turkey's circumstances permitted its accession.” I graduated, worked as a journalist and retired from it. We saw 27 governments and prime ministers since then. There have been countless "additional protocols" to establish a timetable for formal membership into the European Economic Community, later the EU, and endless talks of negotiations for full membership but to no avail

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