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US News European summit: the difficult relations of the twenty-seven with Putin and Orban

10:30  25 june  2021
10:30  25 june  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Hungary: manifestation against a law to prohibit the representation of homosexuality

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Vue générale de la salle du sommet européen de Bruxelles, le 24 juin 2021. © AFP - Olivier Hoslet General view of the room of the European summit of Brussels, June 24, 2021.

The 27 Heads of State and Government of The European Union starts the second day of their Brussels summit for a centered session, this Friday, June 25, on economic issues. They touched on yesterday the pandemic and migration as well as issues relating to their external relations. As they had planned for a long time they have spoken for a long time of Russia that continues to worry as much as it causes disagreements, particularly on the Franco-German proposal put on the table since Wednesday, June 23rd and Who did not take away a unanimous support on the organization of EU-Russia

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summits we felt at Angela Merkel a share of relative disappointment after the long night debate on Russia, writes our correspondent in Brussels, Pierre Benazet . The idea of ​​meeting directly Vladimir Putin was one of the Franco-German proposals, even if there was no well-defined format, either meetings of several heads of state or summits as before 2014 with the leaders of the European institutions.

Divisions

But this idea divides the twenty-seven because several countries consider that such a meeting is premature. The Franco-German proposal nevertheless received the support of other capitals since the idea of ​​imposing economic sanctions against the Russian economy, if necessary, has been adopted. It is a change of radical attitude for the EU and for Germany after years when the only European sanctions decided on individuals. But for the Europeans the relationship with Moscow is at the lowest, on this point the agreement is unanimous.

Putin notes "a lot of problems" during its summit with biden

 Putin notes USA-Russia-Summit: Putin notes "a lot of problems" during its summit with biden © Reuters / Kevin Lamarque Putin notes "a lot of problems" during From its summit with Biden Geneve (Reuters) - US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchanged for two hours Wednesday, settled in a villa on the edge of Lake Geneva for their first summit since the entrance according to Joe Biden.

The discussion about the Hungarian law on the promotion of homosexuality for minors has been a moment of viva controversy. Step 26 against one because Hungary is supported in particular by Poland, but the tone is mounted after the letter of 17 Western and Northern countries to support diversity, facing the Hungarian Prime Minister who n. 'In telling it and considers that the law must be applied as is.

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This European Council is the last meeting of this kind for Angela Merkel who leaves the power after sixteen years in the fall of 2021 and which has profoundly marked the Europe since 2005, tells our correspondent in Berlin, Pascal Thibaut . On the family photo of the December 2005 European Council, the little news, Angela Merkel, sets next to the French President Jacques Chirac and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

sectors should be spared by the cyber attacks, says Biden to Putin

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Angela Merkel, sixteen years in power and some European tips ...

As Chancellor reminded him on Thursday, June 24, when she arrives at business, the iPhone does not exist yet. Sixteen years and some European tips later, Angela Merkel is still there. The Queen of the Compromise, the Champion of the Marathon negotiations scored, like few others before her, Europe in recent years. Claire Demesmay is a researcher at the German Society for Foreign Policy: "Mrs Merkel appeared as a stability pole for several reasons. First for longevity, she has experienced many heads of state and government. It's someone calm, asked, who does not like to make decisions in precipitation.

Financial crisis, euro zone crisis, migration crisis, pandemic: Merkel The manager was in its element to negotiate compromises. But German positions divided the continent: firmness in the euro crisis with regard to the countries of the South, the reception of many migrants in 2015, the North Stream 2 gas pipeline or the commercial policy with China. Angela Merkel The manager did not shine by his European visions, but ended up rallying during the pandemic to the idea of ​​a pooling of European debts. Claire Demesmay: "Finally, it ends all these years in power on a gesture that is deeply European".

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Slovenia: thirty years of independence in the shadow of an authoritative drifting .
© - Johanna Geron Prime Minister Slovenian Janez Janša at the European summit of Brussels of May 25, 2021. Slovenia commemorates this Friday the 30th anniversary its independence in the division. Since returning to power, Prime Minister Janez Janša is walking in the footsteps of Viktor Orban. Many Slovenians denounce a betrayal of the ideals of June 25, 1991.

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