Bavarian State Premier Markus Söder warned Merkel against "mixing" migration policy and European budget policy, before insinuating that the chancellor was buying a solution to the impasse. "We can't now start introducing additional shadow budgets or try to soften the stability of the currency," he said. "Or even try to achieve some solutions with German payments." … [Read more...] about Germany’s Angela Merkel accused of ‘buying’ deal on asylum with Emmanuel Macron
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Macron sent in high-level representatives to kick off the campaign: 10 of his ministers are appearing at different events across the country today. Marlene Schiappa has joined our group — she is the state secretary for gender equality. "It is important to hear what moves people and to include their wishes when it comes to reforms — only then will they be able to identify with Europe," she tells DW in an interview. … [Read more...] about Emmanuel Macron: ‘En Marche’ to Brussels?
The French president is in Jerusalem as part of a two-day visit in which he will hold meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and then attend commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp. … [Read more...] about Emmanuel Macron accused of ‘aping’ Jacques Chirac with angry outburst against Israeli security in Jerusalem
The unemployed 23-year old from the Paris suburb of Argenteui was seized after expressing an interest in acquiring a real machine gun in a video game chatroom, according to RMC radio. He threatened police with a kitchen knife during the arrest. Officers found three knives in his car, the radio reported. … [Read more...] about French ‘nationalist’ charged with alleged plot to kill President Emmanuel Macron on Bastille Day
Through a combination of aggressive tax reforms and a mercantilist trade policy Louis and his ruthless finance chief Jean-Baptiste Colbert successfully rectified the public finances, turning deficits into surpluses (that Louis later blew on a succession of wars). … [Read more...] about Emmanuel Macron: Why France’s would-be Sun King is under a cloud