Despite all the difficulties in relations between the administration of Donald trump and American IT-giants such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, the US President was ready to sacrifice the remnants of transatlantic solidarity and goodwill, which has been preserved in the relations between States and the European Union to protect the income of American corporations from European tax authorities.
Old conflict, which Mature for many years, now came to the open exchange of painful financial blows of billions of dollars — the European Union wants to "squeeze" us corporations, who for decades worked in the EU without paying taxes, and the US is going to punish the European Union for trying to gain minimal fiscal sovereignty. I must give credit to the team trump the revenge they have made a very point, in the sense that it was identified the specific author of the European breakthrough to freedom and "squirt", who dared to advance the idea that the American IT business, working in the "European colonies of the United States" actually have to pay taxes, and after this identification was followed by retaliatory us action.
USA announced the introduction of a 25 percent duty on goods from France with a volume of $ 1.3 billion over a digital tax, reports AFP.
As reported by the United States trade representative, digital tax is unfair to American companies that engage with digital technologies. However, the US tariff will not take effect until January 6, 2021, as the negotiations continue.
The requirements of the authorities of the breakaway Republic of Kosovo in the negotiations under the auspices of the EU are meaningless, said the President of Serbia Alexander Vucic.
On Friday, Vucic is on a visit to Paris, where he arrived to hold a video-conference on the question of Kosovo on the initiative of Germany, France and the EU. Upon arrival, he was familiarized with the demands of the Kosovo Albanian authorities.
The President of France Emmanuel macron in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday urged to refrain from taking any action for annexation of the Palestinian territories, said on Friday the elysée Palace.
Macron also recalled the unwavering commitment of France to the security of Israel and its determination to reduce tensions in the middle East. "He expressed his attachment to the friendship and trust that bind France and Israel", - said in a communiqué.
The new government in France will have to rebuild the economy, which suffered from the pandemic of a novel coronavirus, improving social protection and environmental issues, said the President of the Republic Emmanuel macron.
In his Twitter account, the French President pointed out that because of the "international shocks" and crises need to pave a new path and adapt to the current realities of the political program which he proposed in 2017.
Former Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe on Sunday joined the office of mayor of the port city of Le Havre, according to the newspaper Parisien.
Earlier on Friday, the President of France Emmanuel macron accepted the resignation of Philip as head of the French Cabinet, after he in the second round of municipal elections was given the post of mayor of the city of Le Havre. The post Philip has held since 2010 until may 2017, the date of his appointment as Prime Minister of the country. The place Philip came Jean Castex.
The attorney-General of France will begin a preliminary investigation against former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and ex-Ministers of health, Olivier Veran and Agnes Busan, reports channel BFMTV.
"After the pandemic COVID-19 France had filed 90 complaints against the Prime Minister and several other Ministers of the previous government", - said the TV channel.
The new Prime Minister of France Jean Castex – little-known public official, he was Deputy of the former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on withdrawal of France from the isolation mode after COVID-19 and a very worthy showed itself in this complex area of work, told RIA Novosti leading researcher of the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, candidate of political Sciences Sergei Fedorov.
The President of France, Emmnauel macron was appointed to the post of Prime Minister Jean Castex after Edouard Philippe, who held the position of head of government, resigned.
The resignation of the Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe was expected, the country's President Emmanuel macron have decided to upgrade the government to restart the economy after the crisis caused by the COVID-19, with the obvious contenders for the Prime Minister is not visible, said RIA Novosti Professor of European law of MGIMO-University Nikolai Topornin.
The Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe gave the President of the country, Emmanuel macron, the resignation, the President approved it, said in a statement on Friday a communiqué of the Elysee Palace.
The Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe filed his resignation, said in a communique of the Elysee Palace.
Until a new government is appointed Philip will continue to conduct current business. In late June he won the election of the mayor of Le Havre, it was stated that he can remain as Prime Minister until 2022.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has kept journalists on Monday a promise, and appeared before them in a mask.
Photo of the Chancellor with the mask published in the Twitter account of the Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt Rainer Haseloff. The picture was taken in the courtyard of the Bundesrat (Federal Council), where Merkel on Friday made a speech on the occasion of the German presidency of the EU Council.
The head of the Federation Council Commission on information policy and interaction with mass media Alexei Pushkov in his Twitter praised FrankfurterAllgemeine article about "the efforts of the Makron like Putin."
In its publication the Senator shared the link to the translation of the article on the website Inotv. The authors of the article in the German publication noted that after the playback of the video conference between the presidents of Russia and France, they have the feeling that Putin and the Macron are connected by strong friendship. Such communication with the Russian leader, the journalists tried to explain the strategy of the Macron to prevent worrying for him of rapprochement between Moscow and Beijing.
The second round of municipal elections in France ended with an unprecedented victory green in several major cities and the complete defeat of the party "Forward, Republic of" Emmanuel Macron. Changes in the government, the change of Prime Minister and turn the President left what the implications of the vote, understood to RIA Novosti.
Municipal elections were held against the epidemic of the coronavirus. The first round took place on 15 March, the second was to pass a week later, however, because of the quarantine it was postponed for three months.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called unprecedented economic challenges facing the EU for the pandemic coronavirus, she also noted the need for the EU to become more "sovereign" in the field of digital technologies.
According to her, Germany and France hope "in the coming weeks to play such a role, which will emphasize that Europe is our future". Merkel added that the countries will work to ensure that "Europe is well and in good health through the crisis, which will continue to adversely affect us."
The Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe, according to preliminary data, has received more than 58,8% of the votes and won in the municipal elections in the port city of Le Havre, the mayor of which he was informed, informs television channel LCI.
Earlier in an interview with French media Philip said that even if he wins the election he expects to stay at the head of the government. Philip said that if he gets the support of the citizens, then plans to return to the position of mayor of Le Havre in 2022. However, do not exclude that it may happen before then. The current head of the French government led the Le Havre since 2010 until may 2017 – the date of his appointment as Prime Minister of the country.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of France Emmanuel macron agreed on the direction of the dialogue to relevant agencies on issues of formation of new architecture of European security, the press service of the Kremlin.
Putin's conversation with Him was held in a videoconference format.
The President of France Emmanuel macron on Friday during a videoconference with Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the commitment to "dialogue, confidence-and security" with Russia, whose importance is only enhanced, reports the Elysee Palace.
"This deep and meaningful conversation helped to summarize the dialogue of trust and security, which began almost a year ago during the visit of the President of the Russian Federation to France. The President of the Republic (Emmanuel macron) underlined its commitment to this dialogue, whose importance is only enhanced by accelerating the restructuring of global balances associated with the pandemic, and the assertion of European sovereignty", - said in a communique.
Vladimir Putin held talks with President of France Emmanuel Macron, the meeting was held in videoconference mode.
At the beginning of the conversation, the leaders greeted each other, they communicated on "you".
The President of France Emmanuel macron during a video conference with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin underlined the importance of the implementation of the roadmap adopted during the summit "Norman four" in Paris in December last year, reports the Elysee Palace.
"In Ukraine, the President stressed the importance of the early resumption of the implementation of the roadmap", agreed in Paris during the Normandy summit, 9 Dec 2019," - said in a communique.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin held a meeting with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in the videoconference.
"How are you doing, Vladimir?" asked the President of France at the beginning of the conversation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in conversation with the leader of France Emmanuel Macron called the victory over Nazism shared with France, stressing that Russia will never forget provided by French assistance.
The presidents of Russia and France on Friday held a meeting in videoconference mode.
The President of France Emmanuel macron during the teleconference with Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he would like to come on an official visit to Russia at the end of the summer, if you will allow the epidemiological situation.
"Want to propose, if possible in sanitary conditions, at the end of the summer I would like to take you up on that offer and come on an official visit to Russia so we could spend more time together talking. And I just wanted to come to you," said macron Putin.
The presidents of Russia and France Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel macron on Friday will hold a videoconference, they will communicate one-on-one, said press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
Reuters citing a source in the Elysee Palace said earlier that Putin and the Makron will hold on Friday a video conference in the framework of the strategic Franco-Russian dialogue, to discuss, in particular, the crises in Ukraine and Libya.
The presidents of Russia and France Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel macron at a video conference on Friday to discuss bilateral relations as well as crisis situations, including Ukraine, Syria and Libya, press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.
Reuters, citing a source in the Elysee Palace said earlier that Putin and the Makron will hold on Friday a video conference in the framework of the strategic Franco-Russian dialogue, to discuss, in particular, the crises in Ukraine and Libya. Peskov confirmed to reporters that Putin and the Makron will hold a video conference, will communicate one-on-one.
Turkish foreign Minister replied to the President of France on the word about the "brain death" to NATO about the incident off the coast of Libya and about the "dangerous game" being waged by Turkey in Libya.
The President of France Emmanuel macron said that the incident between the frigates Turkey and France off the coast of Libya is a demonstration of "brain death" of NATO. The French leader also harshly criticized Turkey's actions in Libya, calling them "dangerous game."
The incident between the Turkish and French frigates — proof "brain death" NATO, the President said Emmanuel macron.
He called the incident unacceptable.
Turkey plays a dangerous game in Libya, said the President of France Emmanuel macron.
"Turkey is playing a dangerous game in Libya, and I told the President (Turkey Tayyip) Erdogan," said macron at a joint press conference with President of Tunisia Kais said.
The President of the United States Donald trump considers his closest friends of the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the President of France Emmanuel Makron does not appreciate, considering that it spoils everything it touches, writes the Guardian referring to the book, former adviser to trump John Bolton.
The book "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house," to be published next week. However, the U.S. justice Department is trying to stop her exit. The administration claims that the book contains confidential information, and Bolton have not agreed the contents with the authorities. The publisher said that the book has been printed and dispersed, although not on sale, so to stop the publication de-facto impossible. On the eve of the hearing a number of publications published lengthy passages from the book that contain sharp criticism of trump.
The internal enemies of Donald trump preparing a trap for him in case of his victory in the November presidential elections: instead of accusations of treason and cooperation with the Kremlin, that is, the hackneyed and deeply discredited the "Regata", he may prepare a new charge, this time associated with China. On the basis of information which is distributed now by the U.S. Agency of business information Bloomberg, we can assume that trump will be declared a "Chinese candidate" who wittingly or unwittingly help Beijing in the fight with Washington.
"Interviews with nine current and former officials in China indicate a change in sentiment in favor of the incumbent President (of the United States. — Approx. ed.), despite the fact that he spent most of the last four years, accusing Beijing in everything from trade imbalances to the US (of the epidemic. — Approx. ed.) Covid-19. The main reason? The belief that profits from the erosion of the American post-war network of alliances outweigh any damage (inflicted. — Approx. ed.) to China and ongoing trade disputes and geopolitical instability."
The French leader Emmanuel macron said that 200 million euros will support pharmaceutical production in France.
"First envelope of 200 million euros will be spent on financing infrastructure in pharmaceutical production and also for research and development," said macron after a visit to the Sanofi plant in the municipality of Marcy L'etoile near Lyon.
The President of France Emmanuel Makron in his address to the nation on Sunday said that the fight against the epidemic of coronavirus not yet finished, but already the first victory.
"The epidemic is not over, but I'm happy with this first victory against the virus," - said the French leader.
Europe is experiencing a massive crisis of confidence, the improvement of the situation would promote a wide partnership between Moscow and Paris, separating as permanent members of the UN Security Council's special responsibility for maintaining peace, the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.
He expressed confidence that the current scenario is far from what was referring to Charles de Gaulle, perfectly realize all the futility and counterproductive "Europe without Russia".
The President of France Emmanuel macron has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian people congratulations on the occasion of Russia Day, the Embassy of France in Moscow.
"The President Makron wrote to President Putin and the Russian people a congratulatory message: "I convey to You and to the Russian people my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the national Day of the Russian Federation, celebrated on 12 June", - stated in the message of the French Embassy in Facebook.
The President of France Emmanuel macron during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers issued a statement condemning racism, calling it a betrayal of the "Republican universalism", said Wednesday the official representative of the government of France Sibet Ndei.
According to her, the macron has called racism "a disease that concerns the whole of society" and noted that "this attack is a betrayal of Republican universalism". The head of state called on the authorities to take strict action on this issue and intensify efforts to combat discrimination.
The last phase of dismantling of scaffolding installed around the Notre-Dame Cathedral before the fire in April 2019 and is strongly affected by the fire, began on Monday.
As the portal reports France Info, "this is an important milestone in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris". "The last phase of dismantling of scaffolding of the victims was able to start on Monday... This structure is melted during the fire, with the start of work was a real puzzler" - the newspaper notes.
The President of France Emmanuel macron and Chinese President XI Jinping held telephone talks, discussing the situation with the coronavirus, as well as support for Africa and climate change.
It is noted that the two leaders "discussed the implementation of priorities and future stages of an ambitious global strategic partnership, uniting the two countries". "In the face of growing tension in the world the President of the Republic expressed their determination to build a strong international response to the pandemic around the three priorities in the multilateral framework and on the basis of jointly developed rules," - said the administration of the Macron.
Opening cafes and restaurants in France after a long downtime due to coronavirus shows "happy days," said the President, Emmanuel macron.
On Tuesday throughout the country in the framework of the easing of restrictions imposed over COVID-19, for the first time since March 14, was opened cafes and restaurants.
The French authorities have abolished most of the restrictions imposed due to pandemic coronavirus. The border will stay shut, however as a whole the country is returning to normal life: public parks, restaurants, bars, museums and no restrictions on internal travel. Fear in France second wave of infection — in the material RIA Novosti.
Quarantine in France, announced on March 17: the number of infected grew rapidly, and the healthcare system worked to the limit. Put life on pause, people locked in homes.
The square in front of Notre-Dame de Paris, which remained closed for more than a year after a fire partially destroyed the Cathedral on a Sunday afternoon was opened again for visitors, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
The main reason that prevented the access of Parisians and guests of the city to the area, was lead pollution recorded after the fire. The concentration of lead in the area around the Cathedral and nearby houses sometimes exceeded the permissible value several times. This required a multi-stage cleaning, in which, in particular, is treated in benches, lights and soil.
Emmanuel macron is ready to attend the G7 summit in the US, if you come and all the other members, reports Agence France Presse with reference to the Elysee Palace.
"For face-to-face format of G7 requires the presence of all. The President of the Republic is ready", - quotes Agency the statement of the Palace.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands in uncharacteristic policy roles: she teaches the Europeans ways of life. For example, EU citizens who a week ago was excited about a new EU plan for economic recovery of countries affected by the coronavirus, to be acquainted with an important rule, which says that free cheese happens only in a mousetrap. In the modern European interpretation of the rule should be formulated in the form of "free grant is never free", but the essence remains the same.
Italy, Spain and other countries of the "European poor South" at the very beginning of the epidemic began to demand from the EU in General and Germany in particular, provide medical and financial assistance. Germany is broke and the doctors sent wishes of good health and the leadership of the affected countries was delivered an unscheduled lecture-lecture about discipline and European solidarity, fiscal responsibility and the reform of state institutions. Italy is beginning to grow puzzled: solidarity taxes in the country — European (i.e. "Brussels") and the medics who came to help in the Italian hospital, — why-that the Russian, Chinese and Cuban.