Biden vs Macron: First meeting since submarine dispute
ROME (AP) — One of President Joe Biden’s toughest meetings at the G-20 summit may be with the leader of America’s oldest ally: France. Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron will huddle Friday in Rome while Paris is still seething over a secret U.S.-British submarine deal with Australia, which left France in the lurch and rattled Europe’s faith in American loyalty. The two men have talked twice since then and their first face-to-face meeting since the scandal broke in September marks the latest American effort to try to smooth things over.
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Angela Merkel, about to leave power, has been decorated with the Badges of Grand Cross of the Legion D Honor by Emmanuel Macron during a goodbye visit to Beaune, Wednesday. After the solemnity of the peaks of the G20 and COP26, the atmosphere was very user-friendly between the two leaders: the ceremony, during which the French President praised the "magnificent European destiny" of the German Chancellor, ended. by an embrace moved. Look:
Emmanuel Macron praised Angela Merkel's "exceptional course" after sixteen years in power, during which she worked closely with four French presidents.
Greeks paid heavy price during debt crisis, says Merkel
Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday ended her final official visit to Athens by acknowledging that Greeks had paid a heavy price with austerity policies imposed to resolve its debt crisis. Greece faced a rolling financial implosion from 2009, and Merkel and her ministers demanded huge budget cuts, civil sector layoffs and drastic tax hikes in exchange for their support for bailouts of more than 300 billion euros. At the height ofGreece faced a rolling financial implosion from 2009, and Merkel and her ministers demanded huge budget cuts, civil sector layoffs and drastic tax hikes in exchange for their support for bailouts of more than 300 billion euros.
"Since you were Chancellor, France has learned to know you and love you," "During all these years, you helped keep Europe united despite all shocks," said Emmanuel Macron. "Thank you for accepting this impetuous young president who wanted to jostle everything," Thank you for this patience and this indulgence to me, "he added. Germany turns the Merkel
the highest crosse of the Order of the Legion of Honor which was also awarded to Konrad Adenauer, Willy Brandt, Helmut Kohl and Gerhard Schroeder - "embodies the strength of Franco-German friendship, maintained by Angela Merkel, "according to the French Presidency.
Sinking Happy to receive this distinction, Angela Merkel also thanked his host.
Video: Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron arrive for a piano recital in Beaune (AFP)
Highlights of what was agreed to at the G-20 summit in Rome
ROME (AP) — Leaders of the Group of 20 countries haggled for two days in Rome over steps to tackle climate change and a pandemic recovery that is diverging between rich and poor countries. Climate change dominated their summit, which ended just as an annual U.N. Climate Change Conference was opening in Glasgow, Scotland. G-20 negotiators worked all night from Saturday to Sunday on the wording of the summit's concluding statement. They labored to bridge the gap between a push for a tougher climate stance from European countries going into the 13-day Glasgow conference and concerns from China, India and Russia, where fossil fuels and coal play a major role.
"What was good with all the presidents is that we shared the same values, even If at first we had different ideas often. We have often managed to get together and do more than what we could have done alone, "she said.
The Chairman offered him several gifts, including the document attesting to his first visit to France when she was an assistant spokesman for an RDA delegation in 1990, before reunification.
100% Burgundy Menu
After a piano recital, the two leaders were inducted into the brotherhood of the Knights of the Tastevin who celebrates Burgundy, his cuisine, his wines and his traditions.
The two couples then shared a 100% Burgundy dinner, with input eggs in Murette, a Burgundy specialty of soft eggs in a wine sauce of Burgundy.
It was accompanied by truffles of Burgundy, then Charolais beef as well as fresh cheeses and chocolates of Burgundy. The whole watered from a Saint-Aubin 1st Cru of 2015 and a night Saint-Georges 1st Cru of 2014.
Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Suggests France Overreacting to Canceled Submarine Deal
Australia withdrew from its contract in September to build diesel-electric submarines with a French company, instead inking a deal with the U.S. and Britain.Australia withdrew from the 5-year-old contract work $66 million in September to build diesel-electric submarines with a French company, opting instead to ink an alliance with Britain and the U.S. to obtain nuclear-powered submarines.
An imminent start
Chancellor must leave the policy after the establishment of a new government expected for December and currently Negotiated by the Social Democrats (SPDs), the winners of the legislative of 26 September , with ecologists and the Liberals. If they succeed, the current Minister of Finance, the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz will succeed him. 10 things to know about Olaf Scholz, the winner of the parliamentary elections in Germany
by then, she could return to Paris for the November 11th and Reunion on Libya the next day.
France steps up virus booster campaign as infections rise .
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron issued a mass appeal Tuesday for people to get booster shots to fight rising virus infections that are raising concerns across Europe. Anyone over 65 who was vaccinated more than six months ago will need to get a booster shot by mid-December for their “health pass” to remain valid, Macron said. He promised stepped-up enforcement of the health pass, which is required to go to all restaurants and many public venues in France. To get a pass, people must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative virus test or a recent recovery from the virus.