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France and the Italian crisis

The respite occurred on financial markets after the appointment of the new Italian government should not delude people. The fall of the Spanish government, even if it has not happened after disagreements about European issues can generate new tensions. The first meetings between these new leaders and Brussels must be watched with attention. Europe is taken in a stranglehold between internal dissent which is increasing everyday and a hostile international environment, worsened by the last decisions of the Trump administration. The project is under threat. It is not the first time. France has no choice. Its action will be decisive ...

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Europe got in a stranglehold

In an unstable world, we could hope that Europe would be able to constitute a pocket of stability and even to contribute to cool tensions. American diplomacy is disturbing with the threats uttered to North Korea and the breaking off with Iran. The denunciation of multilateral trade agreements and the projects about the taxation of imports coming from neighbors, Mexico and Canada, from European Union and China are creating an unprecedented situation and a danger for world trade and growth. The denunciation of the nuclear agreement with Iran and the threats which are going along, the war in the Middle ...

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Europe : the fiscal challenge

The debate which took place during the last European economy ministers meeting about digital enterprises taxation has not found a conclusion, despite the European Commission support. International context was definitely not favorable. Most of these companies being American, a decision carried the risk to look like a riposte to Donald Trump protectionist moves when Europe was negotiating an exemption for the duties on aluminum and steel. It was useless to give the impression to outbid and to increase tensions when financial markets are nervous and fear the launch of a real trade war which would have negative consequences on growth ...

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