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International Politics Focus: Italy & France

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By Michelle Rahimi

Italy update

France provides aircraft help for fighting fires in Italy (bignewsnetwork.com)

France and Greece have both decided to provide firefighting aircraft to Italy on following an appeal for help in taming fires raging across Sardinia.

The region has declared a state of emergency and as many as 1200 people have been evacuated from their homes.

About 7,500 emergency workers were helping evacuees and those at risk.

About 20,000 hectares of vegetation have lost, with properties damaged and animals also killed. The fire danger level has remained and been labeled as “extreme.”

Eiffel Tower – Paris

France update

Emmanuel Macron sparks outrage as French leader capitulates to Merkel over space deal | World | News | Express.co.uk

Emmanuel Macron is suffering brutal backlash after the French government signed a deal with Angela Merkel on a new Franco-German space project.

France and Germany signed a new space agreement that will see more investment into the Ariane 6 rocket.

The deal is said to “guarantee the financing of the Ariane 6 rocket, cooperation between the two countries on launchers, and also the European preference for satellite launches.”

Critics of the submissive alliance between the two countries also lamented when Emmanuel Macron gave into Ms. Merkel’s demands over the development of the FCAS combat jet this year.

About the author:

Michelle Rahimi is a Diplomacy and International Relation’s Master’s candidate at the School for International Training, located in Brattleboro, Vermont, United States of America.

She obtains an extensive passion for international relations with first-hand knowledge from traveling across many countries and is experienced in working with different teams and individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

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