Merkel: British EU immigration cap would have price
May 20, 2017, 00:29
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Monday to draw up a roadmap to deeper European Union integration and opened the door to changing the bloc's treaties to facilitate ambitious reform.
During the Cabinet meeting, Macron called on his ministers to have the "necessary discipline" and "solidarity" despite their sometimes stark political differences, government spokesman Christophe Castaner said.
France's youngest ever president, who defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen on May 7, is hoping to sink the traditional parties in June's parliamentary elections by building a new centrist force. She said she was personally prepared to make the case for such a change. "I will reform not because Europe asks for it, but because France needs it", he said.
"We know that in the world in which we live in it's not the president who imposes foreign policy, but foreign policy that imposes itself on the president", said Francois Heisbourg, a Macron adviser and chairman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Ahead of his visit, Macron's ideas on reforming the eurozone - including giving it a separate budget and minister, moves that would require treaty change - had sparked scepticism in Berlin.
Mr Macron's trip to Berlin highlighted his pro-European politics and desire to work with Mrs Merkel on what he says must become "a more efficient Europe, a more democratic Europe, a more political Europe".
"If we can answer the questions of why, what for and explain the usefulness of such changes, then Germany would be ready for that anyway", she said, adding that she had briefly discussed this with Macron during the meeting.
In the weeks since, however, some analysts and media have focused on how Macron's plans could be costly for Germany, with Der Spiegel running the headline "Our dear friend" - using the term "dear" to mean expensive.
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In the ballot, nine out of ten voiced support for action short of a strike, while nearly four out of five backed strikes. The RCN has warned that low pay is partly responsible for tens of thousands of unfilled posts.
Merkel will be buoyed by his remarks as she basks in the glory of winning three consecutive regional elections, in Schleswig-Holstein, Saarland and the crucial state of North Rhine-Westphalia - which is the most populous state of Germany and includes Dusseldorf, Bonn, Cologne, Dortmund, and Essen.
He denied being in favour of making all countries that use the euro liable for other individual countries' existing debt.
However, he signaled readiness to look at sharing future burdens.
Any reforms would likely still have to be held off until after September, when Merkel faces reelection.
He said labour reform, highly controversial in France, "must be launched very quickly".
Around 20 MPs on Monday issued a statement urging the Republicans and centre-right UDI to "accept his outstretched hand", saying the right needed to "take the full measure of the political transformation taking place before their eyes".
Merkel warmly welcomed the fourth president to occupy the Elysee Palace since she came to power 12 years ago. By appointing him, Macron has passed over loyal followers such as Richard Ferrand, a former Socialist who was one of the first to join Mr Macron's cause previous year and is secretary general of REM.
For her attractive eyes, she applied the La Palette Nude in Rose, Superliner Black Lacquer and the Volume Million Lashes Mascara. With her tresses left open, she looked exquisite as she exuded confidence and elan in her one-shoulder floor-sweeping dress.
The infection was spread due to a security vulnerability that Microsoft didn't know about, but the National Security Agency did. Industry experts said the UAE was lease affected because the ransomware attack peaked on a non-working day in the country.
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Macron's landslide win over the far-right's Marine Le Pen has been hailed a victory of hope and optimism, over fear and reaction. Le Pen's campaign advisers say the National Front is now the "primary opposition party in the country".
Mr Kenny will continue to perform his duties as Fine Gael leader in an acting capacity until a successor is appointed on 2 June. The former refers to the way Coveney has raised his profile by trying to tackle a severe housing and homelessness crisis.
"I just know that the feedback I was getting from our last talk had nothing to do with any suicidal thoughts", Jenkins said. She acknowledged on the show that the handwriting matched Aaron Hernandez's "although there are odd things about it".
So it is through imagination that one must picture the late-night presser and the sheer weirdness of the entire event unfolding. I want to say this is a new low for Spicer, but...he's just had so many blunders that I don't know if that's even true.
Chelsea has taken the trophy off Leicester, which astonishingly won the title last season but collapsed this year and is now 11th. His first goal moved him past Cha Bum-Kun to become the highest-scoring South Korean player in a European season.
The meat of Popovich's argument was that Pachulia's closeout on Kawhi Leonard was "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike" . His rant, while undoubtedly coming from a place of extreme frustration, also comes with an additional benefit.
Macron was literally introduced into politics by Hollande, who chose him as his economy adviser during his 2012 winning campaign. A representative of Republic On the Move said Wednesday that Valls had "not yet" fulfilled the criteria to be a candidate.
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GOP senator: North Korea missile test 'one of most advanced yet'
United States officials said the missile hit the water around 60 miles (around 100 kilometers) from eastern Russia's Vladivostok. The Korean Central News Agency has called North Korea's new missile a "ground to ground medium to long-range ballistic missile".
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The cut was at 2-over 146, and there will be another cut Saturday because more than 78 players advanced to the weekend. He arrived at the 18th tee at even par and seemingly destined to safely make the halfway cut in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
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Cabrera Bello threw his 8-iron high in the air, and it went into the water, though at least it could be retrieved. Now he has a platform upon which to build for the rest of the year having returned to the world's top 100.