France’s former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin believes that France and Europe as a whole should strive to build political dialogue and an “atmosphere of trust” with the rest of the globe, especially Russia, with whom they share “common interests.”
German police have carried out a large-scale operation targeting Islamists across ten German federal states, the country’s Interior Ministry (Bundesministeriums des Innern) reported on Tuesday. The raids took place in 60 cities, including capital Berlin.
The state of emergency in France will most likely be extended because of the ongoing terrorists threat. The country is entering the presidential election campaign period, the French PM said on the anniversary of Paris attacks which claimed the lives of 130 people.
Europe should build its own army and not rely on security guarantees from Washington, the European Commission president said following the election of Donald Trump. At the same time, Jean-Claude Juncker called for the preservation of the transatlantic partnership.