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Top Merkel Aide Rejects Conservative Critique Of Euro Reforms

BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s agreement with French President Emmanuel Macron on euro zone reforms does not violate the coalition agreement, as some...

Frances Macron Warns Of Populism Leprosy Italy Hits Back

PARIS/ROME – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday populism was spreading across Europe like a disease that Europeans should fight more vigorously...

Italy Pm Says Eu Draft Text On Immigration Will Be Withdrawn

ROME – A draft EU statement on immigration will be withdrawn following a “misunderstanding” over the text, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said...

Frustrated Ireland Calls For Brexit Talks To Intensify

DUBLIN – Brexit talks must intensify over the summer, particularly on the issue of the Irish border, or Britain risks being unable to withdraw smoothly from the...

Bavarian Premier Rejects Paying Out More Money For Euro Zone

BERLIN – Bavarian premier Markus Soeder took aim on Thursday at a euro zone reform blueprint that Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed with France this week, rejecting...

German Finance Minister Defends Euro Reforms Against Conservative Attack

BERLIN – Germany’s finance minister on Wednesday defended a euro zone reform blueprint agreed with France against criticism by Chancellor Angela...

Worlds Biggest Central Banks Fret Over Impact Of Escalating Trade War

SINTRA, Portugal – A developing trade war between the world’s biggest economies is already weighing on business confidence and could force central banks to...

Eu Commission Hails Franco-german Deal On Deeper Euro Zone Integration

BRUSSELS – The European Commission welcomed on Wednesday a joint position of the euro zone’s two biggest countries — Germany and France — on the...

Merkels Conservatives Warn Euro Zone Budget Could Split Eu

BERLIN – Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc opposed to larger financial contributions to the euro zone on Wednesday reacted with...

German French Ministers Suggest Fund To Create Incentives For Reforms

BERLIN – Germany and France’s economy ministers said on Wednesday that the European Union’s future economic success depended on more structural...