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FRANCE: Macron Renounces His Life Pension as President

By Lucìa Ballester Bellver The French head of state refused to benefit from a 1955 law that makes him receive for life upon leaving the Presidency an equivalent amount to the salary of a state councilor of about 6,220 euros gross per month. France pension system is divided into 42 “special regimes” across private andContinue reading “FRANCE: Macron Renounces His Life Pension as President”

Macron Vs Merkel: To NATO or Not To NATO

by Aurora Ceccotti & Milena Di Nenno On November 7th, Macron released the interview which led to a strong disequilibrium within the European Union and significantly challenged the relations between France and Germany. He declared to the Economist that “NATO is becoming brain dead” heavily criticizing Turkey’s operation in Syria and suggesting the need forContinue reading “Macron Vs Merkel: To NATO or Not To NATO”