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France allowed the introduction of the EU embargo on Russian oil “this week”

State Secretary of the French Foreign Ministry Clement Bon allowed the EU embargo on Russian oil until May 15 Secretary of State for European Affairs of the French Foreign Ministry Clement Bon said that the EU could take a decision on the embargo on Russian oil as early as this week. Today Emmanuel Macron will speak with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban France allowed the EU to impose an embargo on Russian oil “this week” /> The European Union may decide on an embargo on Russian oil this week, Clément Bon, Secretary of State for European Affairs of the French Foreign Ministry, said on the LCI TV channel. the sixth package of sanctions against Russia, which provides, in particular, a ban on the supply of crude oil, will appear in the coming days. Bon noted that “the r...

Macron inaugurated in France

The re-elected president promised to build a “stronger France” and expressed confidence that the country would show its best in “difficult times.” The ceremony was attended by his predecessors Sarkozy and Hollande Emmanuel Macron The inauguration of French President Emmanuel Macron took place at the Elysee Palace. He officially took office as head of state for the next five years. The ceremony began at 11:00 local time (12:00 Moscow time), according to France24. In total, it was attended by about 450 guests, including former heads of state Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy. According to tradition, 21 cannon shots were fired near the House of Invalids. Video Macron vowed to build a “stronger France” during his second term and “a more habit...

France did not invite Russia to mark the end of World War II

France became the second country that did not invite the Russian delegation to events marking the end of World War II. At the same time, the Immortal Regiment action is allowed in Paris and other cities of the country The French authorities did not invite Russian representatives to the May 8th celebration of the end of World War II. This was stated by the Ambassador in Paris, Alexei Meshkov, after laying wreaths at the monument to Russian members of the Resistance movement at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, RIA Novosti reports. “Always send military attaches” first the Soviet Union, then Russia, Belarus as countries that made a decisive contribution to the victory over fascism were invited. This year we did not find a place on the podium. Although the ambassadors of thos...

Nice-Matin announced the arrest of the Friedman family villa in France

According to Nice-Matin, the property is owned by a company 99% owned by the entrepreneur's daughters. The arrest is related to the sanctions imposed by the European Union against Fridman, according to the publication Mikhail Fridman French authorities have arrested the Copab villa, writes Nice-Matin. The publication calls it owned by the family of the founder of Alfa Group. Mikhail Fridman. The area of ​​the villa— 580 sq. m, it is for rent. The newspaper explains that the property was purchased by Akinita in the late 1990s, later renamed SNC COPAB. According to Nice-Matin, until 2015 this company was owned by the businessman's ex-wife Olga Aiziman, and then 99% of its shares were transferred to Fridman's daughters Laura and Katya. The European Union imposed sanction...

Malian authorities announce the termination of the defense agreement with France

The Malian authorities announced “flagrant violations” of the republic's sovereignty by the French military. Bamako terminated the defense agreement with Paris, which had been in force since 2014 =”The authorities of Mali have announced the termination of the defense agreement with France” /> Mali is terminating the defense agreement with France, announced in a televised speech the official representative of the government, Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga, who in 2017 was the country's prime minister. According to him, the Malian authorities “regret the serious deterioration” relations with France and observe “egregious violations” the sovereignty of the republic on the part of the French military, reports France24. In particular, Maiga said,...

Nice-Matin announced the arrest of the villas of Russian businessmen in France

France, under EU sanctions, arrested three villas associated with Russian businessmen. Since the end of February, the country's authorities have blocked €178 million in banks, arrested four yachts and six helicopters Oleg Deripaska As part of the implementation of the sanctions imposed against Russia, the French authorities arrested three mansions in the south of the country, allegedly belonging to Russian businessmen, the Nice-Matin newspaper reported. According to the publication, the list of real estate confiscated by the Ministry of Finance included a villa near the Saint-Tropez resort on the Cote d'Azur. According to Nice-Matin, Oleg Deripaska bought it in 2005. Another confiscated villa in the vicinity of Biarritz, according to the publication, belongs to the shareholder ...

Macron’s victory overshadowed by “yellow vests”: France is torn apart by contradictions

Unpopular reforms complicate the new term of the head of state Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election has become as expected as the protests over the outcome of the second round of voting. But the scale of the anti-presidential demonstrations, judging by the reaction of both the police and ordinary citizens, turned out to be much larger than predicted. The end of the presidential campaign may mark a new rise of the “yellow vests”, which have long been preparing to return to the socio-political field. And France's economic problems, coupled with Macron's inflexibility on a number of fundamental issues, only exacerbate the situation. “Down with Macron, the Robin of the Rich” is one of the slogans of the protesters, based on the nickname of the president in...

Exit polls gave victory to Macron: the hidden results of the presidential elections in France

The fight for the electorate will continue in May The second round of the next presidential election is coming to an end in France. While the official results of the voting have not been summed up, exit polls (polls of voters at the exits from polling stations) predictably indicate a likely victory for Emmanuel Macron. According to an expert interviewed by MK, if the current head of state retains his post, he will have to continue a difficult struggle for voters – already in the parliamentary field. Its outcome will determine the details of the future Macron's course, which, however, is unlikely to undergo fundamental changes both within France and on the world stage. In itself, the second round of presidential elections was not a surprise – in the history of the Fifth Re...

France will give Ukraine self-propelled artillery mounts “Caesar”: stuck on the roads

French artillery needs greenhouse conditions French President Emmanuel Macron announced on April 22 that 155-mm Caesars would be sent to Ukraine as military aid. Alexey Leonkov, a military expert and editor of Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine, spoke about the advantages and disadvantages of the French howitzer. Photo: en.wikipedia .orgSelvejp According to him, “Caesar” has a long range – up to 42 kilometers. In addition, this self-propelled gun does not require constant repair, which is very convenient when there is a shortage of foreign spare parts. “The main disadvantages of the Caesar are poor off-road patency, lack of protection against enemy shells and a small ammunition load – only 18 shells” , – said Leonkov. The expert noted that in Ukraine there ...

Macron says France does not need gas from Russia

According to Macron, his country does not need Russian gas, but the EU is dependent on it. Previously, the president said he could appoint an energy planning minister responsible for France's gas and oil withdrawal Emmanuel Macron Europe depends on gas from Russia, but France does not need it, said on the France TV channel 5 French President Emmanuel Macron. “We are working hard to buy it elsewhere. <…> France doesn't need him, — said Macron (quote from Le Parisien). According to Macron, it is necessary to “do everything” to force Russia to stop the military operation in Ukraine, including imposing an embargo on Russian oil. Over the weekend, the French president announced that he was considering appointing an energy planning minister who would be ...

The NYT learned that the EU linked the ban on oil from Russia to the elections in France

EU member states are discussing a phased embargo on Russian oil, but concrete proposals will be made only after the presidential elections in France are over The EU plans to introduce a phased embargo on Russian oil, but negotiations this will not begin until the end of the presidential election in France, writes The New York Times, citing sources. The second round of the French elections will take place on April 24. According to the interlocutors of the publication, the leaders of the countries —members of the EU want to be sure that the increase in fuel prices in France (in the event of an earlier embargo) will not play into the hands of the candidate Marine Le Pen to the presidency and will not prevent current President Emmanuel Macron from being re-elected. Both candidates made...

France predicts the results of the second round of the presidential election

Poll shows Macron likely to win Incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron could win the second round of the presidential election with 53.5 percent of the vote. The victory of the head of the Fifth Republic is predicted according to the results of a sociological survey by Elabe. Photo: Global Look Press Marine Le Pen's right-wing National Rally party, according to the poll, could get 46.5 percent. 63 percent of those polled said they would definitely go to the polls on Sunday, April 24th. 10 percent of respondents noted that they were “serious about going to vote”, 27 percent of survey participants admitted that they could miss the vote. According to the results of the first round of the presidential elections, which took place on April 10, Macron scored 27 .84 percent of the vote, ...

Le Pen closed the gap on Macron in the second round: France froze

Race against time: will the Fifth Republic get a new president Ahead of the second round of the French presidential election, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen is closing the gap with Emmanuel Macron, according to the latest poll. Meanwhile, former President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke out in support of the current head of the Republic, praising him for his “commitment to Europe.” Photo: AP A new opinion poll has shown far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is closing the gap with Emmanuel Macron ahead of the second round of the presidential election. According to the Daily Mail, the OpinionWay-Kea Partners poll published by Les Echos and Radio Classique on Tuesday showed Le Pen narrowed the gap by one point as voter turnout continued to fall, although if the poll is...

Macron said that Putin respects and singles out France among Western countries

Macron: Putin singles out France among other Western countries, relations need to be rethought European countries should rethink relations with Russia and Turkey in order to “bring” them closer to themselves, Macron believes. According to him, Putin distinguishes France from other Western countries, but dialogue with him is always frank Dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin is always demanding and frank, he revived the dream of empire, said French President Emmanuel Macron in an interview with Le Point.< /p> “I think that Putin respects France and distinguishes it from other Western countries,” — Macron emphasized (quote from TASS). The President of France called one of the European “treasures” renunciation of hegemony. In his opinion, the Russian p...

Results of the first round of presidential elections in France. infographics

Following the processing of 100% of the votes, Emmanuel Macron scored 27.84%, and his main rival Marine Le Pen – 23.15%. Both will participate in the second round of elections, which will be held on April 24 The turnout in the first round of the presidential elections in France was 73.69%— this is the lowest figure since 2002 (then 72% of voters came to the vote). In 2017, when current head of state Emmanuel Macron was elected for his first term, the turnout was 76.8%. Almost all candidates said that in the second tour support Macron. The exception was Eric Zemmour, who called for voting for Le Pen. Subscribe to RuTube RBC Live broadcasts, videos and recordings of programs on our RuTube channel Источник rbc.ru

France declares six more Russian diplomats persona non grata

Paris declared six Russian diplomats persona non grata, the secret services found out that they acted against the national interests of France. This is stated on the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “After a very lengthy investigation, the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) revealed on Sunday, April 10, a covert operation carried out by Russian special services on our territory,”— the ministry said in a statement. “But they don’t announce everyone at once in the hope that we will change our position? We won't change, — said the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. She also appealed to the French department, stating that if Paris linked the implementation of the Minsk agreements by Ukraine, this would lead...

Between Macron and Le Pen: elections in France called “poor quality”

Polls Predict Historically Low French Presidential Turnout On Sunday, April 10, French people vote in the presidential election. Voting turnout may be historically low, according to opinion polls. Photo: ruwikipedia ahead of the French presidential election polls, 80% of those polled felt that the campaign was of “poor quality”, many complained about the lack of ideas or new vision, writes The Guardian. According to pollsters and analysts, most French people believe that the 2022 presidential election campaign was of poor quality and never got off the ground, which could lead to a protest vote and a historically low turnout in the first round on Sunday. An Ifop poll this month found that 80% of French people thought the campaign was “low quality.” Voters have c...

Named the main problem of Macron in Sunday’s presidential elections in France

Missing voter turnout threatens unpredictable results It's only a matter of time before the first round of the French presidential election. According to the polls among the candidates, the current head of state Emmanuel Macron is in the lead, but the voter turnout remains a big question – and this factor introduces an element of unpredictability. Photo: Global Look Press Emmanuel Macron is the clear favorite in the French presidential race, according to the Associated Press. but a big unknown factor may be the deciding factor: An unprecedented proportion of voters say they are unsure who to vote for or don't intend to vote at all, which adds a lot of uncertainty to this election. Although Macron is still a solid leader in the polls, his archrival, leader of the far-right ...

Peskov saw the expulsion of diplomats by France as a “closed window” for relations

The press secretary of the Russian president said there is a “potential risk” of a severance of diplomatic relations between Moscow and Paris if the expulsions of diplomats continue Embassy of the Russian Federation in France France's decision to expel Russian diplomats « closes the window for relations between countries, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with LCI. Answering a question about the possibility of breaking off diplomatic relations between Moscow and Paris, he noted that if the deportations continue, then “there is a potential risk that this will happen.” “Expulsion of diplomats” this is a decision that closes the window for diplomacy, and its efforts are especially needed in such situations, &mda...

France announced the possibility of paying for Russian gas in euros

French Minister of Ecological Transition Pompili spoke about the possibility of paying for Russian gas in euros with further conversion into rubles, “in particular, by Gazprombank” Companies will be able to continue paying for gas from Russia in euros through banks, who will convert them into rubles, in particular Gazprombank. This was stated by the French Minister of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili, BFM TV reports. “From the moment companies pay in euros, contracts are respected, and therefore it makes little difference for our companies. Thus, at this stage, we do not have the risk of breaking these contracts if this solution is implemented, — she added. Pompili said that she sees in this decision “first of all, a measure of support for the ruble”; and that this...

France to lift covid restrictions on visa applications in Russia

France allowed all Russians to apply for a visa Previously, certain categories of Russians could apply for a French visa, for example, children, spouses or parents of EU citizens, as well as students of French universities, pilots and sailors France from 1 April lifts all restrictions on applying for Schengen visas, according to the website of the French embassy. Previously, a limited number of applicants could apply for a visa due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “From April 1, 2022, you can apply for all types of visas without restrictions related to COVID-19 or categories,” According to the message. As of March 29, only certain categories of applicants can apply for a French visa, such as spouses, children or parents of citizens of France, the EU and Switzerland, students of French universit...

France, Turkey and Greece are preparing an operation to evacuate Mariupol

French president wants to discuss 'exceptional humanitarian operation' with Putin President Emmanuel Macron says France is going to lead an 'exceptional humanitarian operation' alongside Turkey and Greece to evacuate residents of a Ukrainian city Mariupol. Photo: pixabay.com “We are going to launch a humanitarian operation together with Turkey and Greece to evacuate all those who want to leave Mariupol,” Macron told reporters after a two-day EU summit. According to POLITICO, Macron provided few details about his plan, but said the operation would take place “the sooner the better” and would be carried out “in agreement” with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian authorities. The French leader also said that he was in touch with ...

France puts three nuclear-powered missile submarines into the sea at once

Expert: 'It's more of a political decision' France has put three of its nuclear-powered missile submarines into the sea for the first time in thirty years, according to The Times. We asked the Chairman of the St. Petersburg Navy Submariners Club, Captain 1st Rank Igor Kurdin, to comment on the message. Photo: en. wikipedia.org The French consider their submarine fleet to be the first in Europe. And, judging by the real situation, they are right in a certain sense. When I say in Europe, I don't include the Russian Federation. France's nuclear submarines are based on the new Triomphant-class submarines. There are four of them in France. The first was commissioned in 1997, the last – in 2010. It should be noted that in the UK there are also 4 such strategic boats....

Food cards will be introduced in France, and in Germany they began to save water

Europe is going through an economic crisis. Due to the difficult situation in the world, prices began to rise for food and housing and communal services in all states. In France, they are going to help poor citizens with food cards, and in Germany, residents are urged to follow discounts. On the radio station France bleu, the head of France, Emmanuel Macron, addressed the French and promised that he would help the poor. To help needy citizens and the middle class cope with price increases, Macron promised to introduce food checks.< /p> “What are we going to do in the short term? Almost what has been done in the field of energy resources”, – the President explained. Macron is confident that the world food crisis exists and requires “coordinated action.” The French Fo...

France blocked the assets of the Russians for €850 million

In France, the assets of Russian “oligarchs” were “immobilized” for €850 million, including two yachts of €150 million each The Amore Vero yacht in the port of the Mediterranean resort of La Ciotat, France French authorities since the beginning of March blocked the assets of the Russian “oligarchs” 850 million euros, which were in French jurisdiction, said the Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic, Bruno Le Maire, on the air of the Grand Jury program, RTL reports. “It’s almost a billion euros, or rather— €850 million who were immobilized»— said Le Maire. The minister clarified that this refers, in particular, to €150 million held in accounts in French banks, another €539m was the value of about 30 blocked pr...

The ministers of Italy and France are shocked by the impact of anti-Russian sanctions on the economy of their countries

Russia's response to Western sanctions exceeded the worst fears of officials in the two countries. The former head of the Ministry of Trade and Crafts of Italy, Paolo Savona, shared on social networks the fears that the trip around the country caused him. On his Twitter account, he said that the consequences of the imposition of anti-Russian sanctions caused him contradictory feelings. After visiting a gas station, he admitted that if he previously believed that restrictive measures were directed against Russia, now he believes that they are addressed inside the country. Meanwhile, the head of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament, Robert Fico, on the contrary, calls for tougher measures against Russia, saying that it is necessary to abandon oil purchases in the future. ...

France and Norway to close airspace to aircraft from Russia

France will ban Russian airlines and aircraft from crossing its airspace from the evening of February 27 due to the military operation in Ukraine. The same decision was then made by Norway France has closed airspace for Russian aircraft and airlines, Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said on Twitter. “France will close airspace for all Russian planes and airlines from tonight. Europe responds with unity to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, — he wrote. Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Hutfeldt also announced the closure of the airspace, NTB reports. «We have consulted with our Scandinavian neighbors and will close airspace for Russian flights at the same time,— she said. Ukraine, Great Britain, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Romania...

AFP learned about the mobilization of 9.5 thousand soldiers in France due to the Russian operation

AFP: France will put more than 9.5 thousand troops on alert because of the fighting in Ukraine According to AFP, France will mobilize 9.5 thousand troops because of the military operation in Ukraine. More than 1.5 thousand people will be engaged in strengthening the positions of NATO in Eastern Europe ” alt=”AFP learned about the mobilization of 9.5 thousand soldiers in France because of the Russian operation” /> In France, more than 9,500 troops will be mobilized or put on alert by the end of next week due to the Russian military operation in Ukraine, a source in the country's General Staff told AFP, Le Parisien reports. « We will have more than 1,500 French soldiers who will be directly involved in missions to strengthen NATO's position on the eastern flan...