The Franco-German relationship: What France's election means for Germany

Main image:  Emmanuel Macron outside the chancellery in Berlin IN MAY 2012 a freshly elected François Hollande took off for Germany on his first foreign visit as president, determined to forge a close alliance with Angela Merkel. His plane was hit by lightning and had to turn back to Paris. That turned out to have been an omen: Mr Hollande never achieved the reboot he had sought; a function of crises in both countries, poor chemistry between the two leaders and the growing gap between struggling France and the booming econo read more




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Europe must address seriously the possibility of Marine Le Pen winning, however unlikely it may seem....


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