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World Mixed emotions for Macron as US re-engages with world

21:32  11 june  2021
21:32  11 june  2021 Source:   afp.com

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Macron , though, has been irked by Biden's bid to put the United States front and centre of global efforts to tackle climate change, tax multinationals, deal with Russia and donate vaccines. The reason: he has been pushing the same issues since even before Biden was elected -- and France has had to face the consequences from the United States under Donald Trump. My idea. On Thursday, Macron said he was cautiously satisfied with Washington's foreign policy reversals, particularly on US relations with the European Union. Last month, the Biden administration backed a minimum 15 percent tax on

Emmanuel Macron wrapped his arm around Joe Biden’s shoulders when they met for the first time on Friday at the G7 summit in Cornwall. But the warm gesture and small talk hid the French president’s frustration over a raft of issues, as his US counterpart saddles up to fight a series of global battles. The pair are due to meet for a bilateral meeting at the seaside resort of Carbis Bay in southwest England on Saturday morning, according to the Elysee. Officials said their first exchanges on the beach focused on improving life for the middle classes, and confronting China “by defending our interests and values”.

Emmanuel Macron wrapped his arm around Joe Biden's shoulders when they met for the first time on Friday at the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Emmanuel Macron wearing a suit and tie: Biden and Macron will hold a bilateral meeting on Saturday morning © Ludovic MARIN Biden and Macron will hold a bilateral meeting on Saturday morning

But the warm gesture and small talk hid the French president's frustration over a raft of issues, as his US counterpart saddles up to fight a series of global battles.

The pair are due to meet for a bilateral meeting at the seaside resort of Carbis Bay in southwest England on Saturday morning, according to the Elysee.

Officials said their first exchanges on the beach focused on improving life for the middle classes, and confronting China "by defending our interests and values".

Macron slapped during trip to southeast France

  Macron slapped during trip to southeast France A bystander slapped French President Emmanuel Macron across the face during a trip to southeast France on Tuesday on the second stop of a nation-wide tour. Images on social media and broadcast on the BFM news channel showed Macron approach a barrier to greet a man who, instead of shaking hands, slapped the 43-year-old across the face. Macron's bodyguards quickly intervened and two people were arrested afterwards, local officials said. "The man who tried to slap the president and another individual are currently being questioned by the gendarmerie," the regional prefecture said in a statement.

- US 'blockade' -. Macron also gave a guarded welcome to Biden's announcement Thursday that the United States would donate 500 million doses of Covid vaccines to poorer countries. The EU has promised to give 100 million doses, including 30 million from France. "If it's 500 million doses by the end of 2021, that's great news and the EU has to match that announcement," he said. But he added: "If it's by 2022, it's not the same thing." And he failed to hide his scepticism about the US proposal to waive intellectual property on vaccines without time limits

Emmanuel Macron wrapped his arm around Joe Biden's shoulders when they met for the first time on Friday at the G7 summit in Cornwall. But the warm gesture and small talk hid the French president's frustration over a raft of issues, as his US counterpart saddles up to fight a series of global battles. The pair are due to meet for a bilateral meeting at the seaside resort of Carbis Bay in southwest England on Saturday morning, according to the Ely…

Macron, though, has been irked by Biden's bid to put the United States front and centre of global efforts to tackle climate change, tax multinationals, deal with Russia and donate vaccines.

The reason: he has been pushing the same issues since even before Biden was elected -- and France has had to face the consequences from the United States under Donald Trump.

- My idea -

On Thursday, Macron said he was cautiously satisfied with Washington's foreign policy reversals, particularly on US relations with the European Union.

Last month, the Biden administration backed a minimum 15 percent tax on multinationals, leading to the historic G7 finance ministers' agreement last week.

The French president called it a "massive step towards fairer globalisation" but he was quick to point out he had been banging the drum for such a move for four years.

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Emmanuel Macron wrapped his arm around Joe Biden's shoulders when they met for the first time on Friday at the G7 summit in Cornwall. But the warm gesture and small talk hid the French president’s frustration over a raft of issues, as his US counterpart saddles up to fight a series of global battles. On Thursday, Macron said he was cautiously satisfied with Washington’s foreign policy reversals, particularly on US relations with the European Union. Last month, the Biden administration backed a minimum 15 percent tax on multinationals, leading to the historic G7 finance ministers’ agreement last

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And, in the absence of any agreement, France had unilaterally slapped a tax on tech giants, prompting Trump to retaliate.

"I have in mind our wine growers and many, sometimes modest, companies who, over the last two years, have had to pay for the American backlash because we introduced a digital tax," he said.

"That's how it happened, let's not forget it."

- US 'blockade' -

Macron also gave a guarded welcome to Biden's announcement Thursday that the United States would donate 500 million doses of Covid vaccines to poorer countries.

The EU has promised to give 100 million doses, including 30 million from France.

"If it's 500 million doses by the end of 2021, that's great news and the EU has to match that announcement," he said.

But he added: "If it's by 2022, it's not the same thing."

And he failed to hide his scepticism about the US proposal to waive intellectual property on vaccines without time limits, as he himself agreed only to a temporary suspension.

Macron ear steep should be 18 months in detention

 Macron ear steep should be 18 months in detention Valence. From dissatisfaction with its policy, a 28-year-old struck the French President. Now the prosecutor asks for 18 months imprisonment. The attacker shares right persons according to own information. © Laurent Cipriani reporters are waiting for the courtroom in which the 28-year-old Damien T. is charged with a slap against the French President Emmanuel Macron. Because of an eartief for France's President Emmanuel Macron, the attacker is intended for one and a half years to jail.

Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron (French: [emanˈɥɛl ʒɑ̃ miˈʃɛl fʁedeˈʁik makˈʁɔ̃]; born 21 December 1977) is a French politician who has been serving as the president of France and ex officio

President Joe Biden emphasized the partnership American democracy shares with the world as he sat down with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Two leaders met amid French anger over sub contract. Both Biden and Morrison emphasized their partnership was in the best interest of the world . Neither man responded to questions from reporters about the French anger. Biden has yet to address the situation and is attempting to speak to French President Emmanuel Macron . Biden did say the situation in the Indo-Pacific would be part of his conversation with Morrison. ' We have a big

"I am waiting to see the exact American proposal," Macron said, adding: "I don't think the United States will ever propose lifting intellectual property in perpetuity.

"I can more or less guarantee it as it means the end of innovation in your country almost immediately."

Macron also denounced what he called the "American blockade" on the export of materials that prevent vaccines being made overseas, which he hoped to see lifted at the G7.

He called for laboratories -- almost all of which are American -- to donate 10 percent of the doses they sell.

- Baffled -

Macron also welcomed Biden's announcement of a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin but through gritted teeth, given the criticism he has faced for wanting to reach out to the Kremlin.

"I have always advocated dialogue," he said. "I am sometimes surprised that those who think that France is wrong to talk say that the United States is right to talk.

"But there are sometimes things in life that escape me."

And he asked the Americans, as he did also with Trump, to clarify NATO's objectives, particularly towards China.

Going further, as a NATO summit looms on Monday where he will meet Biden again, he made the case for European military autonomy.

For this to happen, "we need enough European countries that have a complete army model, like France", he said, in another pointed message to Washington.

Europeans needed to "take on responsibility for arms control on their soil".

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