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Dr Rainbow Murray, EU gets tough on resident rights and what the EU owes


Bloomberg reports that Prime Minister Theresa May might need to revise her thinking that an election victory will strengthen her hand in the Brexit talks. But, before Britain votes, France will wrap up its presidential election, with the first round set for this Sunday. Polls now show a four-way race between Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen, François Fillon and Jean-Luc Melenchon. The two with the most support on Sunday enter a run-off next month. Dr Rainbow Murray says: “Macron is ‘hostile’ to Brexit and would work to ensure the terms of it would deter other countries from trying to leave the EU. Fillon might use the talks as a catalyst to reform Europe and win back more power over it for the region’s governments.”
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