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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 hours, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s President Emmanuel […]

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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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Astana Process: Building A Platform for Peace In Syria

By John Klein May 13, 2017   The Astana Peace Process members met again on May 3rd and 4th in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. “Russia, Iran and Turkey signed a

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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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Digital Silk Road: Kazakhstan Leads Central Asia in New Technologies

By Ben Johnson April 12, 2017   Kazakhstan, a world leader in energy, agriculture and other natural resources is moving ahead on vastly improving its technological sector of the economy with

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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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Europe Votes: Bulgarian Elections: The Opportunity and Time for Major Judicial Reforms

by Robert J. Guttman March 14, 2017   Americans and European will be closely watching the election results across Europe in 2017. Germany and France will be the two most watched elections

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