Macron says Britain could have a place in 'reformed' EU

Macron says Britain could have a place in 'reformed' EU”

French President Emmanuel Macron set out an ambitious vision for the reform of the European Union this afternoon, including a shared budget across member states.

"By the start of the next decade, Europe must be provided with a common intervention force, a common defense project and a common doctrine with which to act", Efe quoted Macron as saying. "We shouldn't be afraid to say this and to want it", he said.

"Merkel has secured a fourth term as chancellor, but emerged weakened, facing hard coalition talks and reduced chances to proceed with a compromising attitude towards Macron's demands for a more integrated Europe", said Adriaan Schout, coordinator of European Union (EU) affairs at Clingendael, the Hague-based institute for global relations.

"In this reformed and simplified EU that I'm proposing, I cannot imagine that the United Kingdom could not find its place", he said, without making it clear whether he was suggesting Britain could reverse its decision - or rejoin the union at a later stage.

If the FDP becomes a coalition partner, it will be hard for Merkel to realize such a move, said Darvas.

Weakened by the worst result for her party since 1949 and facing a more fractious political landscape at home, Germany's Angela Merkel could be forced to rein in plans to re-shape Europe together with France's Emmanuel Macron. He has made calls for a eurozone budget that would finance investments and stabilize the European economy during crises, as well as a eurozone finance minister and parliament.

Macron has spoken twice with Merkel since Sunday, as well as other European leaders and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, as he fleshes out a speech likely to be closely watched across the continent.

Lady Justice
Lawyers for Britain said a new court should be established to settle legal disputes after Brexit

This budget would at some point need to come from national budgets of countries sharing the euro currency, for instance using domestic taxes on businesses.

To deal with Europe's migration flux, Mr Macron wants a European asylum agency and standard EU identity documents.

Even before the election, officials close to Merkel were playing down the urgency of a reform of the euro zone, describing efforts to secure Europe's borders and agree a fair distribution of refugees across the bloc as higher priorities. "A euro zone budget would set exactly the wrong incentives". "We have to openly discuss all ideas and decide before May 2019". It was not immediately clear whether Macron had managed to go beyond slogans as far as Merkel was concerned.

Juncker's cabinet chief, Martin Selmayr, said European Union leaders would discuss Macron and Juncker's plans for strengthening the eurozone at a summit in Brussels in December.

Italy's EU affairs minister, Sandro Gozi, said the speech would inspire European leaders into action. Those talks are not expected to begin until mid-October and may take several months.

He will also make EU-wide proposals for taxing the USA technology groups Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, accused of paying too little corporate tax on their businesses in Europe.

Like this


29 September 2017
'Tanu weds Manu Returns 3' is not happening, says Aanand L. Rai
The Aanand L Rai directorial helped in establishing the actress as one of the strongest performers in Bollywood today. However, Kangana brought back her infamous legal battle with Hrithik Roshan once again in the limelight.

29 September 2017
Ortiz tested positive ahead of Wilder fight
That showdown would appear to be in doubt after Sulaiman confirmed that the unbeaten Cuban has tested positive for a banned substance.

29 September 2017
Analyst Opinions on Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB)
Finally, BidaskClub cut Fifth Third Bancorp from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. Short traders are feeling a little more bearish on shares of the company of late if you look at the rise in short interest.

29 September 2017
Gary Lineker in row with Ukip over party's new logo
If they (the Premier League) feel they have a right to take legal action I'm sure they'll consult with their lawyers. A lion is typically associated with feelings like bravery, strength and - through its link to royalty - tradition.

29 September 2017
Sarah Jessica Parker confirms 'Sex and the City 3' canceled
Who does she think she is - George Clooney?' The anonymous source further added. "The script is fantastic". We had this handsome , funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story".

29 September 2017
Real reason Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Bayern Munich
Bayern also confirmed that staff members Davide Ancelotti, Giovanni Mauri, Francesco Mauri and Mino Fulco have also left the club. The lineup is the coach's business. "I won't say anything about it", he told ZDF when asked about the line-up.

29 September 2017
Galaxy Tab A 9.7 gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat update via OTA
There's also very fast A11 processor which, if this latest speed test is to be believed, is putting its rivals to shame. Samsung is currently developing its own foldable smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy X , and it's expected to arrive in 2018.

29 September 2017
Pennsylvania Supreme Court reinstates suit challenging school funding
The Oregon Education Association, for instance, provides rebates usually within a month of when workers apply for a rebate. About half the states have similar laws covering so-called "fair share" fees that cover bargaining costs for non-members.

29 September 2017
United Technologies Corporation Stocks Unloaded By CHICAGO TRUST Co NA
The conglomerate reported $1.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.78 by $0.07. The Company operates through four segments: Otis; UTC Climate, Controls & Security; Pratt & Whitney, and UTC Aerospace Systems.

15 September 2017
ShangriLa is online casino with guarantee of won money pay outs
Shangri La proposes games for any taste A large selection of slot games allows anyone to choose a game for any discerning taste. This is the best place to spend your free time with pleasure, stress relief, relax and forget about the daily problems.