After 16 years, Germany’s Social Democrats finally beat Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats in September polls. If a left-led government comes in power, will it change much in the EU?
While France’s silence on its colonial role in Algeria may work domestically, the future of European and North African relations is closely impacted by Paris’s silence.
In August, he wasn't even registering in the polls, now he's leading the charge against France's supposed enemies: Islam, Muslims and migrants.
Algerian President Tebboune has spoken publicly for the first time about the row with France, demanding "total respect" from the former colonial power.
The pact stipulates that the two sides will come to each other’s aid if attacked even though being members of NATO they are already supposed to do that.
"They need to free themselves of certain behaviours, which are intrinsically linked to the incoherent logic driven by the West's claimed mission to bring civilisation," says Algerian FM Ramtane Lamamra.
Not content with shutting down Muslim civil societies group in the country, now Paris wants to silence critics outside the country.
President Macron finds it difficult to grasp why Algerians are still anti-French when France is yet to apologise to them for killing and abusing their forefathers during the French colonialism.
Algeria has recalled its ambassador to France for consultations after what it called "irresponsible" comments attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron, Algeria's presidency says.
The Benalla affair is just one manifestation of Emmanuel Macron's opaque and authoritarian style of government.
While Paris seeks to take a leading role in Iraq, its agenda is likely to prompt further geopolitical tensions for a country already stricken with regional competition.
The idea is a non-starter in Europe as it would just present the union with another crop of power games and political crises.
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