#LaRéplique. Aachen Treaty: “kiss of Judas” by Emmanuel Macron?

Heavy accusations were made against Emmanuel Macron in the days leading up to the signing of the Aachen Treaty with Germany. Elysee's official website had to publicise a press release to deny some fake news that had been created around the Aachen Treaty (Traité d’Aix-la-Chappelle). However, are these accusations founded? What does the agreement really envisage?

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#TheReply: Europe breathes a sigh of relief after passing an important test in the Netherlands’ elections

After a particular campaign often distinguished by anti-Islam, anti-Turkey, and anti-immigration rhetoric, the Dutch vote on the general elections held on Wednesday 15 March proved populists wrong giving another mandate to the Prime Minister Mark Rutte. His People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) managed to see off the anti-immigration Party for Freedom (PVV) led by Geert Wilders. Albeit the PVV gained votes, it wasn’t enough to make the impact Wilders had fought for. A coalition between at least four pro-European parties is expected to form the new Dutch government. (suite…)

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#TheReply: Elections in Austria: the end of one of Europe’s “populist”?
Presidential candidates Alexander Van der Bellen (L) of Austrian Greens and Norbert Hofer (R) of Austrian Freedom party attend a television discussion after the second round of the Austrian President elections on May 22, 2016, at the Hofburg palace in Vienna. / AFP / HELMUT FOHRINGER / Austria OUT (Photo credit should read HELMUT FOHRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

#TheReply: Elections in Austria: the end of one of Europe’s “populist”?

  Last Sunday, Austrians were voting for the second time to elect their president. The past elections, in May, had been annulled by the constitutional court following irregularities in the…

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