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

Merkel: EU States mus prepare to hand national sovereignty over to brussels

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Sean Gallup/Getty Images German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that European Union (EU) member states must be prepared to transfer powers over to Brussels at a debate on the ‘tensions’ between globalization and national sovereignty. “Nation states must today be … Read More

Europe finally pulls the trigger on a military force

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After two years of Trump treating European allies like adversaries, France and Germany have finally committed to creating an EU-wide army. The move promises to shore up existing alliances, writes German economist Hans-Werner Sinn. We know who our friends are. … Read More

Brexit is a ‘DEEP WOUND’ for the European Union – Merkel admits damage of UK’s exit

BREXIT is a “deep wound” in the side of the European Union, warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she gave a speech to the EU Parliament in Strasbourg. The German Chancellor told the European Union’s Parliament of the damage done … Read More

State Department downplays European army: ‘We support NATO’

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European nations should bolster their military capabilities within the NATO alliance, the State Department said Tuesday in response to French and German calls for a continental army. “Whatever should be done should not take away from NATO’s efforts,” State Department … Read More

Germany’s Merkel joins France’s Macron in call for European Union army

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for an integrated European Union military, echoing language used by French President Emmanuel Macron last week that infuriated U.S. President Donald Trump. READ MORE: France’s Emmanuel Macron calls for ‘real European army’ in light of United States, … Read More

France’s Macron pushes for ‘true European army’

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President Macron is visiting a series of monuments this week to mark the centenary of the World War One Armistice – Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that Europeans cannot be protected without a “true, European army”, as … Read More

Angela Merkel failed, and history won’t judge her kindly for it

Merkel had a last chance to leave behind a coherent union — she has failed. Sean Gallup/Getty Images Angela Merkel has had a profound influence on German politics and could get away with radical changes because she tightly controlled her own party However, Merkel’s inability … Read More

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