Tag: Emmanuel Macron

EU WAR: Merkel’s power wanes as Macron seizes power in IMF and Brussels takeover

ANGELA Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have long been united in their fight for control in Brussels – but recent EU appointments prove the French president is leaving the German Chancellor behind. President Emmanuel Macron is understood to have been influential in the recent appointment of the International Monetary Fund managing director – Kristalina Georgieva, World […]

Emmanuel Macron calls for ‘Europe of defence’ at show of force on Bastille Day

Emmanuel Macron presided over a show of European force at France’s annual Bastille Day military parade on Sunday, calling for a “Europe of defence” alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders from the continent. The French president has argued for greater military co-operation in the bloc as the US cannot be relied upon to guarantee […]

Emmanuel Macron’s EU army plans dealt huge blow

EMMANUEL MACRON’s attempts to build an ever closer European Union with a common EU army could fail due to concerns France has sparked among smaller countries, security expert Alexandre Vautravers has said. Emmanuel Macron has been one of the most outspoken proponents of a European Union-wide army to help the bloc stop relying on military […]

The Latest: French president sends adviser to Iran for talks

The Latest on U.S.-Iran tensions French President Emmanuel Macron is sending his chief diplomatic adviser to Iran following its decision enrich uranium beyond the threshold of the 2015 nuclear accord. The Elysee Palace said Monday that Emmanuel Bonne was returning on Tuesday to Tehran. He had made a day-long visit last month in a bid […]

No more Mr Europe: Macron forced to curb EU ambitions

French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as Europe’s savior, and this week’s European Parliament elections as a make-or-break moment for the beleaguered European Union. But Macron is no longer the fresh-faced force who marched into a surprising presidential victory to the rhythm of the EU anthem two years ago. His pro-Europe vision has collided with […]

Macron: My charm offensive may soften Trump’s climate stance

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on Donald Trump was carefully calculated — and may have changed the U.S. president’s mind about climate change.   Macron defended his outreach to Trump, whose “America first” policies have elicited worry and disdain in Europe.   “Our countries are friends, so we […]

Merkel and Macron agree to draw up roadmap to deeper EU integration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Monday to draw up a roadmap to deeper European Union integration and opened the door to changing the bloc’s treaties to facilitate ambitious reform. A day after Macron’s inauguration, the two leaders struck a consensual tone in Berlin after talks in which they […]