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After Isolating America at G20 in Hamburg, Trump Returns to France for Bastille Day

By Axel Krause Paris, July 10, 2017 Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel who had hoped that the two-day summit of the world’s most-industrialized nations would result in agreements on climate change and trade, had to admit that what Politico Europe described […]

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Europe unified against Trump’s Paris Pullout

By Axel Krause Paris, June 6, 2017 It most certainly wasn't President Trump's intention last Thursday in rejecting the climate-change accord, but his much-contested announcement strikingly backfired throughout Western Europe. Within

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France’s new president Macron moves fast on relaunching EU reforms with Chancellor Merkel backed by his new, pro-EU government that mixes figures from the left, right and center

By Axel Krause   Paris, May 18, 2017     Moving quickly following his election Sunday, having defeated his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen, President Emmanuel Macron on Monday flew to Berlin for

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Relief in France and Europe as moderate Macron becomes France’s youngest President since Napoleon

By Axel Krause   Paris, May 8, 2017   Last night, as the youthful, trim former investment banker who has never held elected office greeted an estimated 10,000 cheering, flag-waving supporters in

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France’s moderate Macron leads far-right Le Pen in final round of presidential race May 7

By Axel Krause Paris, April 24, 2017   In what Britain's Daily Mail tabloid termed the « New French Revolution, » and in what amounted to a devastating blow to long-governing left and

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France’s first round of voting for President remains unpredictable as three men and a woman battle for victory

By Axel Krause Paris, April 20, 2017 With two months to go, Britain's Economist noted the heated, divergent, infighting among the leading four, plus seven fringe, candidates had made it

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France’s EU Economy-Finance Comissioner Discusses His Experiences and Visions Regarding the Future of Europe

By  Axel Krause   Paris, March 14, 2017 Picture credits: Geert Vanden Wiljngaert (AFP) This second of two interviews with two leaders is with Pierre Moscovici, who turns 60 in September and thus

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America’s Recent Envoy to the European Union Discusses His Experiences and Visions on the State of Trans-Atlantic Relations

By Axel Krause   Paris, March 13, 2017   Uncertainty.   No single word I think better summarizes the current state and mood on both sides of the Atlantic and notably as it relates

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Resignations of Prime Ministers in Italy and France and a pro-EU vote in Austria, Set the Stage for Approaching Elections throughout Europe Pitting Rightist Populists Against Establishment Leaders

By Axel Krause   Paris, December 7, 2016   Until Sunday, what the BBC's European editor Katya Adler described as « screeching headlines » evoked a far-right, Nazi-inspired candidate for president swooping to power

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Trump-inspired, Nationalistic Populism Mounting Fast in Europe, Notably in Austria, Italy and France

By Axel Krause   Paris, December 1, 2016   Germany's influential magazine Der Spiegel online last week proclaimed Donald Trump's victory not only a « political earthquake » at home, but « bolstered both right-wing

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