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Emmanuel Macron, President of France, speaks during the signing ceremony of the new Franco-German friendship treaty in the coronation hall of the town hall. The so-called Aachen Treaty follows on from the Élysee Treaty of Friendship signed by Adenauer and de Gaulle in 1963. Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa
Emmanuel Macron, President of France, sp […]

Macron urges far-reaching EU reform

French President proposed the creation of a European Agency for the Protection of Democracies, which would help EU nations protect their election processes from cyber-attacks and manipulation.
The European Commission blocked a planned merger between the railway business of German industrial giant Siemens and France's Alstom on Wednesday, arguing that they failed to address its "serious" competition concerns.
The European Commission blocked a planne […]

EU blocks Siemens-Alstom rail merger amid ‘serious’ competition fears

The EU did not approve of the proposed merger between the German company Siemens and the French Alstom in order to maintain the competition in the European market.