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Zemmour presents anti-immigration EU vision similar to Le Pen’s

Euractiv.com - Thu, 20/01/2022 - 12:24
Éric Zemmour, the fiery far-right candidate in the French presidential elections, chose to clarify his anti-immigration-focused vision of Europe in Calais. While he will not advocate for Frexit, he will try to renegotiate the Schengen agreement, and "if necessary" withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights.
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Debate: One year of Biden: stasis instead of a new start?

Eurotopics.net - Thu, 20/01/2022 - 12:19
One year after taking office, US President Joe Biden is facing serious problems: on the home front he has failed to push through social and environmental reforms, while in foreign policy the US's inglorious withdrawal from Afghanistan remains fresh in people's minds. And now the acute threat of an invasion of Ukraine must be dealt with. Taking stock, the European press is highly critical.
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Debate: Elections and EU Council presidency: a bad combination?

Eurotopics.net - Thu, 20/01/2022 - 12:19
In France, the president is not obliged to justify his actions before the National Assembly. So for Emmanuel Macron, his speech to the EU Parliament on Wednesday outlining the goals of his country's EU Council presidency was also a welcome occasion to open the French presidential campaign on European terrain. Not all commentators are happy about this conflation.
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Debate: Blinken in Ukraine: preparing for war with Moscow

Eurotopics.net - Thu, 20/01/2022 - 12:19
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured Ukraine of the US's "unwavering support" during his visit to the country and promised an additional 200 million dollars in military aid. He also threatened Moscow with massive consequences in the event of an attack, which the US apparently considers increasingly likely. Commentators mainly see the ball in Kyiv's court now.
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Debate: Anne Frank: what to make of new betrayal theory?

Eurotopics.net - Thu, 20/01/2022 - 12:19
A research team consisting of criminologists, an FBI investigator and other researchers on Monday published a book with its findings on who told the Gestapo about the hiding place of Anne Frank and seven other people in Amsterdam in 1944. According to the findings, it was a Jewish notary who was trying to protect himself and his family from deportation. Historians warn against jumping to conclusions and criticise the way the findings were revealed.
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Debate: Portuguese elections: far right gaining ground

Eurotopics.net - Thu, 20/01/2022 - 12:19
Portugal will elect a new parliament in early elections on 30 January. According to polls, the far-right populist Chega party led by André Ventura has good chances of becoming the third strongest force in the country. So far Chega has been represented by just one MP in parliament - its leader. The national press complains that Ventura and his empty promises are receiving far too much attention.
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