Germany assumes EU presidency as Merkel pushes for massive bloc-wide recovery plan

Germany takes over the European Union’s six-month presidency Wednesday, with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel staking her legacy on a massive economic recovery plan to help the bloc cope with the coronavirus fallout. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more Germany assumes EU presidency as Merkel pushes for massive bloc-wide recovery plan

Dan Brown’s wife files a saucy page-turner with lawyers

In the Papers: Germany takes over the rotating EU presidency, reactions to China’s controversial national security law in Hong Kong, and life imitates art for renowned author Dan Brown. Meanwhile in Britain, a pub gets a makeover to honour the Black Lives Matter movement. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: … Read more Dan Brown’s wife files a saucy page-turner with lawyers

Merkel and Macron Meet to Discuss $500 Billion EU Recovery Fund

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron for talks as Germany prepares to take over the European Union presidency. The start of the six-month rotating presidency on July 1 comes as the 27-nation bloc faces the massive challenge of trying to get economies back on track and restore freedom of movement … Read more Merkel and Macron Meet to Discuss $500 Billion EU Recovery Fund

Analysis: German EU presidency brings ‘sigh of relief’ to coronavirus-ravaged Europe

As Germany prepares to take on the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union, FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Philip Turle says many European countries badly affected by the coronavirus outbreak are breathing a sigh of relief. Germany has been comparatively less affected by the Covid-19 crisis, suffering 9,000 deaths compared to 30,000 in France, … Read more Analysis: German EU presidency brings ‘sigh of relief’ to coronavirus-ravaged Europe

Macron and Merkel meet to discuss EU recovery plan

President Emmanuel Macron was on Monday meeting Germany counterpart Angela Merkel face-to-face for the first time in several months. As FRANCE 24 correspondent Nick Spicer explains, the meeting underscores the German-Franco relationship as a ‘motor of Europe’, with the European Union recovery plan, Germany’s upcoming EU presidency, and Brexit, likely to be issues on the … Read more Macron and Merkel meet to discuss EU recovery plan

EU Suspects May Gain Right to Translation

The Swedish Presidency of the EU is keen to introduce the right to translation for suspects throughout the EU in a deal that could be reached as early as next week. In July, The European Commission presented a proposal to give suspects the right to translation and interpretation during criminal proceedings. At the same time, … Read more EU Suspects May Gain Right to Translation