France

How France Became a Global Clean Energy Leader

The French government plans to release a draft of its 2019-2023 and 2024-2028 energy programmes (PPE) this month. Many expect…

New French-led Defence Initiative Aims to Address Security Threats to Southern Europe

Ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels this week (July 11-12), nine EU member states – including Spain and Portugal…

EU Leaders Find Consensus at Crucial June Summit on Migration

As the night sky over Brussels hinted at the coming dawn, bloc leadership emerged from the EU Council summit early…

European Member States Seek Consensus Over Refugee Burden Sharing at Highly-Anticipated June Summit

As days stretch long across Europe and spring gives way to the warmth and brilliance of summer, European nations on…

European Central Bank Marks Its 20th Anniversary

June 1st marked 20 years since of the founding of the European Central Bank (ECB).  The bank is one of…

France Slashes Cryptocurrency Tax Rate

Last month, the French Council of State announced that profits from cryptocurrency sales would now be classified as capital gains…

Reform Success Continues for Macron as European Parliament Backs Migrant Labour Reforms

“A betrayal of the European spirit.” That is how French President Emmanuel Macron described the soon-to-be outdated labour rules on…

PESCO: Southern EU Countries Head Up New European Defence Projects

The European Union is embarking on its latest and most serious drive for deeper integration in defence and security. In…

Macron and Merkel Embrace EU Leadership in Recent Visits to the U.S.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both visited the United States last week, in two separate trips…

France Maintains Lead on Climate Change Through New Deals and Investments

On April 16th France and Canada announced a new bilateral agreement to combat climate change – the latest move by…
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