Boris Johnson on a Tour of Escapades

The new British prime minister presents his contradictions in Berlin and Paris

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tours Europe as the political Harry Houdini, the legendary escape artist. Observers on both sides of the English Channel are eager to see how he wants to free himself from the contradictions he himself has formulated. His stops are Berlin, Paris and Biarritz. Continue reading

ALDE and Macron’s Renaissance List Form a Common Faction 

European Liberals and French seal their cooperation in Strasbourg

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“Ca y est!” – “It’s done!”, is what many europhile liberals probably thought last weekend. After months of uncertainty about the political anchorage of the pro-European Renaissance list of French President Emmanuel Macron in the future European Parliament, the speculation should now have come to an end.

 

After first tentative cooperation attempts at the ALDE party congress in Madrid last November, European liberals and the French Renaissance list finally sealed their post-EU-election cooperation. The cooperation is based on a Memorandum of Understanding for a still nameless future faction. It is likely that the French name “Renaissance” will be retained, being in line with the ALDE election slogan “Renew Europe”.

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Europa braucht Leadership

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Präsident Macron hat mit seiner Sorbonne-Rede im September 2017 vorgelegt, Kanzlerin Merkel hat bis heute nicht geantwortet. Sie zögert. Das ist ein schwerer Fehler, denn seit dem Beginn der Weltfinanzkrise vor zehn Jahren hat es keine günstigere Konstellation gegeben als heute, mit wegweisenden Reformen zu beginnen. Die FDP hat dazu beim jüngsten Bundesparteitag in Berlin einen Katalog an Forderungen beschlossen. Sie liegt richtig, zeitlich und inhaltlich. Unser stellv. Vorsitzender Professor Paqué begründet, warum.

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