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    Default Re: The Ongoing Political Transformation of Europe:UPDATE - Juncker Callls for EU Army

    Yep, Pascal out straight away saying "no way" However, in the post brexit world we become the hind tit on the western margins. If we don't accept that the brits are out, out, the attitude of the 26 will be, ok, carry on without us.

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    Default Re: The Ongoing Political Transformation of Europe:UPDATE - Juncker Callls for EU Army

    Macron the same page as Juncker



    Emmanuel Macron is planning to barge in on German coalition talks next week by detailing ambitious reforms for the eurozone, in an attempt to force Berlin to shift ground on its approach to the single currency.

    The French president intends to flesh out proposals for buttressing the euro — including a separate budget, a finance ministry and a European Monetary Fund — in the immediate aftermath of Sunday’s election in Germany. He hopes to fuel public debate and force Angela Merkel and other German party leaders to take a stand on the plan during negotiations on forming the next federal government, aides said.

    At stake is the extent and pace of eurozone reform after a decade of crisis, austerity and, until recently, weak economic growth.
    https://www.ft.com/content/4dfcb404-...7-cf031e26e547
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    Default Re: The Ongoing Political Transformation of Europe:UPDATE - Juncker Callls for EU Army

    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    IMO, that is typical FT stuff. They have always hoped and even believed that the € would fail.

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    macron has the bit between his teeth

    Speaking to students at the Sorbonne in Paris, Macron said that "the challenge is vital: the sea walls behind which Europe has thrived have gone,” adding that “we need to trace the only path ensuring our future; it is the refoundation of a sovereign, united and democratic Europe.”



    “Among the French president’s numerous proposals were the creation of a “military intervention force” and a common military budget by 2020, a European agency to deal with counter-terrorism intelligence and another to drive “radical innovation” in the economy.


    He also broke a French taboo by proposing an overhaul of the common agriculture policy and pushed for pan-European lists of candidates for 2019 European parliamentary elections.

    However, Mr Macron was more restrained on the question of bolstering the eurozone, which had been billed as the centrepiece of his speech, in spite of a disappointing election result for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the historic breakthrough of the rightwing Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany party.





    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-0...nt-eu-military
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    Wow, an hour and a half.... I have the impression he is enjoying being presidentiable as the French say it,and enjoying his own voice.

    Kite flying of the first order. A lot of his proposals will die as a result of the deal the FDP in Germany screw out of Merkel.

    The rest will languish in the margins of various summits, etc.

    IMO, the 27 are not ready to consider major changes, even the banal like learning languages, until they see how brexit plays out.

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    not a good Austrian election for the EU



    t remains to be seen if and how Kurz will form a coalition with the anti-immigrant Freedom Party - a historic outcome for the nationalist party which could enter government for the first time in history - however one thing is clear: just like in Germany, where Merkel's CDU/CSU suffered its worst result since 1949, so in Austria the "establishment" SPÖ, or Social Democrat party just suffered what Europe Elects described as the "worst result since Hitler rule."
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-1...lishment-party
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