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21st Jan 2019

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French central bank lifts 2017 growth forecast

The French economy has grown faster than expected this year, reaching the fastest pace since 2011 at 1.8 percent, the French central bank announced on Thursday. Also the European Central Bank raised eurozone growth forecasts on Thursday and said inflation is expected to be at 1.7 percent in 2020, close to its target of almost 2 percent.

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Opinion

Salvini and Kaczynski - the new 'axis' powers?

Populists and Eurosceptics are slowly realising that the goal of dismantling the EU is not only unrealistic, costly and unpopular - but also deprives them of valuable opportunities to accumulate political capital and exert influence.

Agenda

Aachen treaty and Brexit endgame This WEEK

Germany and France are set to reinforce their alliance as the engine-house of European integration, while Britain continues to struggle to leave the EU.

Germany led way on EU rights protection

Germany led the way on protection of human rights this year, but Hungary, Italy, and Poland "undermined the EU's moral standing" on the world stage, a leading NGO said.

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  3. 'Don't look for answers to Brussels', EU tells UK
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  5. Germany sent 8,658 asylum-seekers to other EU states
  6. Poll: Macron popularity up four percent
  7. 'Economy is broken' says Oxfam in global inequality report
  8. Vestager under pressure to allow Siemens-Alstom deal

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