Sport Christophe Girard leaves his post as deputy mayor of Paris amid the Matzneff controversy
Paris: Anne Hidalgo will she forgive the ecologists the resignation of Christophe Girard?
© LP / Delphine Goldsztejn Paris, July 23. Christophe Girard resigned from his post of deputy for culture under pressure from certain elected environmentalists after the revelations in the Matzneff affair.
France, Germany lead effort to fire up Serbia-Kosovo talks .
BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France on Friday led a fresh effort to breathe life into long-stalled talks between Serbia and Kosovo aimed at normalizing ties more than 20 years after Belgrade sent troops into its former territory to crush an uprising by ethnic Albanian separatists. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held virtual preparatory talks with Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, paving the way for a first face-to-face meeting since November 2018 under the European Union-backed dialogue process.