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10/12/2016

From shock to delight: Member state reactions to Trump’s victory

People: François Hollande


Elections 09-12-2016

Vincent Peillon: the 'Third man' in the French elections

Vincent Peillon, an MEP and France's former education minister, will declare his candidacy for the 2017 presidential election this weekend. The surge of new candidates on the left is showing no sign of drying up. EurActiv France reports.
08-12-2016

Hollande's mixed European record

François Hollande marked European politics with his interventions in the Greek crisis, the Ukraine conflict, and international military operations. But he was unable to drive progress on the EU's core projects. EurActiv France reports.
Elections 07-12-2016

Cazeneuve steps up to ‘protect’ France

France's former Minister for the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve has taken over from Manuel Valls as head of the government, which he will lead for the last five months of François Hollande’s mandate. EurActiv’s partner Ouest-France reports.
Elections 06-12-2016

Merkel's CDU prepares for 'toughest' election

Chancellor Angela Merkel will rally her conservatives at a party conference today (6 December) to gird for a German election next year that she expects to be "tough like no other".
Elections 06-12-2016

Manuel Valls: Tough-talker with French presidential ambitions

When two journalists published the book 'A President Shouldn't Say That' which quotes François Hollande disparaging judges, insulting footballers and revealing state secrets, Prime Minister Manuel Valls could not hide his "shame" and "anger".
Elections 05-12-2016

European relief at Austrian far-right election defeat

Austrian voters have resoundingly rejected anti-immigration and eurosceptic Norbert Hofer's bid to become the European Union's first far-right president, a result greeted with relief from centrist politicians across the continent.
02-12-2016

The Brief: Hollande's moral courage sets EU an example

President François Hollande had the guts and good sense to realise he wasn’t up to the job and quit the race to lead France last night.
Elections 02-12-2016

Hollande will not stand for re-election, acknowledges unpopularity

President François Hollande shocked France yesterday (1 December) by announcing he would not seek a second term next year, acknowledging his deep unpopularity and making way for another leftist candidate to take on conservative François Fillon and far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
01-12-2016

The Brief: May struggles to take back control

The British government will start regular briefings for European journalists posted in London in a bid to win the Brexit media war.
UK & Europe 30-11-2016

Women top EurActiv’s ‘Power List’ of Top 50 Brexit influencers

Despite Britain’s referendum on the EU being called by a man, and both the Leave campaign and the Remain campaign being led by men, women now hold most of the cards when it comes to negotiating Brexit, a panel of experts for EurActiv.com has concluded.
Elections 29-11-2016

What you need to know about the French left primary

The right has chosen François Fillon, now it is up to the left to choose its candidate for the 2017 presidential election. EurActiv's partner La Tribune reports.
29-11-2016

Russia rejoices as France turns towards Moscow

Russia's conservative media has celebrated the victory of François Fillon in the French Republican Party's presidential primary. They believe he is their best hope for ending the EU's sanctions on Moscow. EurActiv France reports.
Elections 28-11-2016

Right-wing Fillon wins French presidential primary

François Fillon, a conservative reformist promising to shrink the French state, on Sunday  (27 November) clinched the rightwing nomination for next year's presidential election with a resounding victory over his rival Alain Juppé.
Global Europe 25-11-2016

Fillon calls Hollande’s hardline policy on Russia ‘absurd’

In a televised debate last night (24 November) French conservative frontrunner François Fillon said Russia must be anchored to Europe, or else Moscow would couple with China, to the detriment of the continent.
Elections 22-11-2016

Europhiles worried by Fillon's lead over Juppé

Soigneusement évitée durant la primaire de la droite, la question européenne devrait s’inviter dans le débat pour le second tour. Le sujet représente en effet une ligne de fracture majeure entre les deux candidats en lice.
Global Europe 18-11-2016

Obama embraces Merkel in Germany visit, wishes EU to stand united

US President Barack Obama gave a strong endorsement of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and used a visit to Berlin yesterday (17 November) to warn Russia about consequences for intervening in the US election and prod Donald Trump to hold firm against Moscow.
16-11-2016

The Brief: Austerity, masochism and other things you can't say in Europe anymore

The European Commission is fudging its own rules on how to treat rule-breaking member states.
Elections 16-11-2016

Emmanuel Macron officially enters the French presidential race

Emmanuel Macron has confirmed that he will stand for the French presidency next April. The former economy minister’s campaign will be based on Europe, which he sees as France's only hope in the age of globalisation. EurActiv France reports.

Germany positive about 2050 climate targets, 2020 looks less promising

Environmentalists have praised Germany for its ambitious 2050 emissions targets, where it is aiming for a 95% reduction in comparison to 1990 levels. But things are less rosy when it comes to its 2020 targets. EurActiv’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Hollande to Trump: Paris Agreement is 'irreversible'

In an address directly aimed at Donald Trump, the French president said that abandoning the Paris Agreement was not an option. The US President-elect has promised to undo the climate commitments made by Barack Obama in 2015. EurActiv France reports.
Elections 16-11-2016

Ex-minister Macron to run for French presidency

Former economy minister Emmanuel Macron will announce on Wednesday a run for the French presidency, a source close to him said - a long-awaited move that could disrupt other campaigns on both the left and the right.
10-11-2016

The Brief: 2016: The year women banged their heads against the glass ceiling

A lot of us expected the first female president of the United States to be elected this week. She wasn't.
Elections 10-11-2016

Le Pen hopes Trump victory will sweep National Front to power

The election of a populist US president means "the supposedly impossible is possible", Marine Le Pen said after Trump's victory. But the French electoral system may stop the National Front rising to power. EurActiv France reports.
Global Europe 09-11-2016

From shock to delight: Member state reactions to Trump’s victory

Donald Trump's victory in the US elections took most of the EU countries by surprise. A majority of leaders appeared apprehensive of the consequences, with the exception of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, for whom Trump’s election is “great news” and a proof that “democracy is still alive”. This article will be updated as reactions keep arriving.