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Solution at Eurogroup? Only with Le Maire’s lucky amulet and Greek Gods’ help

When logic does not help, desperate people turn to superstition. French fiance minister Bruno Le Maire brought a groundbreaking proposal to Athens, a proposal aiming to break the deadlock between Germany and the International Monetary Fund on the Greek debt relief issue. However, Le Maire’s plan is “too complex” and …

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European Commission will set out plan to tackle air traffic control strikes

The European commission is expected to act to reduce the impact of air traffic control strikes, which have disrupted thousands of flights in recent years, with British holidaymakers often badly affected.  Airlines are expecting Brussels to call on member states this week to protect international flights passing over its airspace …

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Emmanuel Macron is the new President of France

Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron, 39, is clearly the winner of the second round of Presidential elections in France. According to latest results Macron wins by margin of 65.1% to 34.9% for right-wing Marine LePen.   Voter turnout set to be lowest since 1969 Abstention at 25% 12% of voters cast …

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Will EU and German support convince French euroskeptics to vote for Macron?

Ex banker, ex socialist and political outsider Emmanuel Macron won the first round of presidential elections in France on Sunday. French elections results have been perceived with a sign of relief in the European Union. A fine day for Europe and Greece, where creditors are expected to return to Athens …

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Why is Germany bringing Tons of Gold back home?

Germany’s central bank is bringing home gold reserves stored in places like New York and Paris faster than planned. The schedule was set for 2020. The move has the world puzzling as confidence in the euro ebbs even in the heart of the currency bloc after a decade of a …

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Survey: 55% of Europeans against further Muslim Migration

Europeans are afraid of migration from mainly Muslim countries. A recent research poll conducted in among 10,000 people in ten European countries shows that the levels of public anxiety over immigration from mainly Muslim states are significant and widespread. The survey was conducted before US president Donald Trump signed the …

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Germany, France seek stronger EU defense after Brexit

Germany and France have outlined plans to deepen European military cooperation after Britain’s exit from the European Union, a document obtained by Reuters show. In potentially the biggest leap in European defence since the 1990s, Berlin and Paris are laying out ways for the bloc to rapidly deploy forces, with …

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Horror of a new kind in Nice: Truck plows into crowds, killing 84, injuring dozens

A horror of new kind: A driver mows a large truck into thousands of people celebrating the Bastille Day at the Promenade of Nice in southern France. 84 people among them 10 children were killed, dozens were injured, 18 of them are in critical condition. Police shot the driver, found …

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