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20th Aug 2017

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Edouard Philippe is the new French prime minister

Edouard Philippe, the 46-year old mayor of Le Havre, was appointed prime minister on Monday (15 May) by the new French president, Emmanuel Macron. Philippe is a member of the centre-right Republicans party. His government, which should be announced on Tuesday, is likely to include politicians from the left and right, as well as non-politicians.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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