Observations of an Expat: Macronian Clouds on the Horizon

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Tom Arms

All Hail Macron! All Hail Macron! The new French President is the latest international political darling, man of the hour and flavour of—well at least a month.

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

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Paul Carrel and Michel Rose

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.

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Brexit, Barnier and Irish border issues

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Hazel Speed

David Davis, Secretary for Exiting Europe, has voiced his concerns as to the proposed agenda (Phase 1), in respect of discussions between the EU and the UK regarding leaving Europe, and there will be many who agree with him.

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EU, GSP+ and Sri Lanka: Promoting or Demoting Human Rights

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Kumarathasan Rasingam

The European Parliament in its session on April 26, 2017 voted in favour of Sri Lanka rejecting a motion tabled by 52 European Union members to deny the additional tariff concessions, approximately 66% on several products including textiles and fisheries imported by European Union members numbering 28 countries. Sri Lanka is expected to net an income of 250 million Rupees an year due to this concession.

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Macron wins French presidency, to sighs of relief in Europe

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Mathieu Rosemain and Matthias Blamont

Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.

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Macron wins French Election but is that good or bad news for British Brexiteers?

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Hazel Speed

Mr Macron has had a decisive victory in winning the French election. Marine Le Pen has also reminded everyone that she remains the official opposition Party.

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Macron stretches lead as French presidential campaign enters final day

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Mathieu Rosemain and Andrew Callus

Independent centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron extended his lead in the polls over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Friday, the final day of a tumultuous election campaign that has turned the country’s politics upside down.

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