The End of Europe?

posted in: European Union, News

PARIS — Ever since World War II, the liberal global order that has spread more freedom and prosperity around the world than at any other time in history has been held up by two pillars: the United States of America … Read More

French police warn the government: ‘We’re at breaking point’

French police have sent a stark warning to the government after another weekend of violence in cities around the country left them “at breaking point”. The protests began in France four weeks ago against the government’s planned fuel tax hikes … Read More

Paris braces for fifth weekend of protests by gilets jaunes

Demonstrations to continue despite demands to call off action after Strasbourg attack. A student protests in Paris against changes in education policy. Photograph: Stéphane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images Thousands of riot police and armoured vehicles will be deployed in Paris on … Read More

Macron’s Budget 180 Shows He’s Given Up on Germany

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© Bloomberg. Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, departs following a European Union (EU) leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, June 29, 2018. (Bloomberg) — Once Emmanuel Macron had clinched the French presidency last year, he headed straight to Berlin to … Read More

E.U. Hoped to Put Its House in Order This Year. Not Even Close

posted in: European Union, News

“Remain” supporters outside the Parliament in London on Monday. Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a vote on Britain’s exit from the European Union.Credit Credit Tolga Akmen/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images BRUSSELS — This was supposed to be the year Europe put … Read More

France: More than 1,200 in custody after ‘yellow vest’ riots

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President Emmanuel Macron will speak to the French people after a fourth week of protests that have shaken the country. Unrest sparked by proposed fuel tax hikes has morphed into a general anti-government revolt. French authorities said on Sunday they … Read More

Trump faults Paris climate agreement as protests in France continue

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump blamed the Paris climate accord as demonstrations in France continued to protest over an increase in fuel tax and other grievances. “The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. “Protests and riots … Read More

Yellow vest movement: France braced for ‘ultra-violent’ protests

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There is a heavier security presence than on previous weekends of the protests – AFP France is braced for renewed anti-government protests, with nearly 90,000 security personnel on the streets. Some 8,000 officers and 12 armoured vehicles have been deployed … Read More

France’s protesters are part of a global backlash against climate-change taxes

The single most effective weapon in the fight against climate change is the tax code — imposing costs on those who emit greenhouse gases, economists say. But as French President Emmanuel Macron learned over the past three weeks, implementing such … Read More

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