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France, Germany, Italy welcome EU push to curb foreign takeovers

France, Germany, Italy welcome EU push to curb foreign takeovers

France, Germany and Italy jointly welcomed on Wednesday a proposal by European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to limit China’s ability to buy up European companies in infrastructure, hi-tech manufacturing and energy.

In the European Union’s equivalent of a U.S. president’s State of the Union address, Juncker presented proposals for an investment screening framework.

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US Climate Decision Leaves Europe Incensed, Dismayed

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European leaders and green groups reacted with anger and dismay after President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States, the world's second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris Agreement.

But they also pledged to defend the agreement and not to backtrack in the fight against climate change.

In an exceptional step, continental Europe's three biggest economies -- Germany, France and Italy -- issued a joint statement in which they criticised Trump's decision and said the pact was "not renegotiable."

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Germany and France 'want €100bn from UK'

Germany and France 'want €100bn from UK'

It is widely believed in Whitehall that the leak to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of the supposedly car-crash Brexit dinner between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker was a German government initiative to put the UK on the back foot and show who is in charge.

But why and why now?

Well all the talk in Brussels is that the Germans and French have upped the money they expect from us in the divorce settlement from €60bn (£50bn) - already seen as steep in Downing Street - to an eye-watering €100bn (£84bn).

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Marine Le Pen ‘won’t win’: Jean-Claude Juncker

Marine Le Pen ‘won’t win’: Jean-Claude Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says far-right candidate Marine Le Pen won’t win France’s presidential election.

In an outspoken interview with Bild am Sonntag head of next week’s celebrations to mark the European Union’s 60th anniversary, Juncker said: “The European Union will survive Marine Le Pen because she won’t become President.”

“And even if she did, it would not be the end of the European project. But it would certainly rock the boat. So I hope that pro-European forces will win in France,” said the Commission chief.

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Once Called Belgium A European Village, Donald Trump Asked To Brush Up Facts

 US President-elect Donald Trump must get up to speed on how Europe works in order to avoid "two years of wasted time" when he assumes his new role, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday.

"Mr. Trump, during his campaign, said that Belgium was a village somewhere in Europe," Juncker said in his frank remarks to students in Luxembourg on the reality TV star's stunning election victory.

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