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

Europe finally pulls the trigger on a military force

posted in: European Union, News

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

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

Kremlin: Russia and US postpone summit at French request

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, listens during a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The Kremlin said Wednesday that Russia and the U.S. have agreed not to hold a full-fledged meeting of President Vladimir Putin and … 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

Russia urges Germany and France to join effort in Syria so refugees can go home

While Washington wants to put more troops in the war-torn Middle Eastern country, Moscow wants to organise a summit with European leaders. Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during the joint news conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Russia has … Read More

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