REPLAY – EU presidency: Macron, von der Leyen hold joint press conference • FRANCE 24 English

French President Emmanuel #Macron welcomed European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in the Elysee Palace in #Paris on Friday. France took over the helm of the six month presidency of the Council of the European Union on Jan. 1.…

REPLAY - EU presidency: Macron, von der Leyen hold joint press conference • FRANCE 24 English

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French President Emmanuel #Macron welcomed European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in the Elysee Palace in #Paris on Friday. France took over the helm of the six month presidency of the Council of the European Union on Jan. 1. A leitmotiv of the French presidency over the next six months will be the need for greater autonomy for the 27-nation bloc. Among the main themes France wants to promote are the introduction of an EU minimum wage, a carbon tax on imported products, and the reform of #EU’s fiscal rules.

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