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French Socialist Candidate Meets Merkel, Assails Austerity

BERLIN – French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon assailed European austerity policies as he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, arguing that they have helped fuel the rise of the far right.
Hamon followed conservative François Fillon and independent Emmanuel Macron in making the trip to France’s traditional partner in European integration.
He said after meeting the conservative chancellor that they agreed on reinforcing European defense and on upholding a peace agreement for Ukraine brokered by Germany and France, but differed on economic matters.
“I repeated to her my disagreement with austerity policies, the consequences that they have had on people, the …read more

Source: The News

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