Sophie Pedder

Sophie Pedder

@PedderSophie

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Paris Bureau Chief, The Economist. Author of Revolution Française: Emmanuel Macron and the Quest to Reinvent a Nation (Bloomsbury 2018) https://t.co/bH1e4iauhL

Joined on April 20, 2012
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The French government is now officially on holiday. Paris is emptying. Rituals endure.
Bonnes vacances! https://t.co/hsfxCDM6NX

The French government is now officially on holiday. Paris is emptying. Rituals endure. Bonnes vacances! https://t.co/hsfxCDM6NX

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These summer resurgences are now the norm across Europe.

Romania, Bulgaria & Belgium also seeing marked and prolonged rises in cases, and rate of new cases in France has now overtaken the UK. Germany also seeing an uptick, albeit more gentle.

Full story: https://t.co/GY5sdJgOSj https://t.co/97ysGfaE4f

These summer resurgences are now the norm across Europe. Romania, Bulgaria & Belgium also seeing marked and prolonged rises in cases, and rate of new cases in France has now overtaken the UK. Germany also seeing an uptick, albeit more gentle. Full story: https://t.co/GY5sdJgOSj https://t.co/97ysGfaE4f

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Rare to see such unanimous approval, including around EU, when a French adviser is named junior minister. Smart, hard-working and unassuming, @CBeaune has been Macron’s European sherpa since 2017. His appointment shows how seriously Macron takes recent European deal+its ambitions https://t.co/ZSBclC4BWx https://t.co/Brpp3AA4Rb

Rare to see such unanimous approval, including around EU, when a French adviser is named junior minister. Smart, hard-working and unassuming, @CBeaune has been Macron’s European sherpa since 2017. His appointment shows how seriously Macron takes recent European deal+its ambitions https://t.co/ZSBclC4BWx https://t.co/Brpp3AA4Rb

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Finally, my colleague @tom_nuttall on what's in the deal https://t.co/HjrPB9oPWP

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And this also in @TheEconomist this week, which credits Macron and Merkel for proving once again that the Franco-German relationship can't do everything, but also that nothing much happens without it https://t.co/WI3WITvEuE

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We tend to be frugal about strong words in @TheEconomist. But this week's European deal, despite flaws, earns quite a few in our latest issue, including "historic" (the taboo-breaking agreement) and "heroes" (France and Germany) https://t.co/6absp4Msz9

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Yikes. Look what happens when they let him out of the golden office! https://t.co/p56OOPzFqv via @LObs

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My take on the EU submit. (1/16) It was a long time in the making, but it is a major step. Time for a brief historical recap of the eurobonds debate. Back in 2010-2012 we had a deep debate about the opportunity for EU governments to issue jointly.

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Quoted @NewStatesman

It is the fate of all old nations that the ghosts of their past linger in their present. https://t.co/NvhqF3l5IR

A reflection triggered by Macron’s visit to London for the 80th anniversary of de Gaulle’s 1940 Appeal on how both Britain and France are haunted by the ghosts of that fateful summer: to very different effect. https://t.co/o9CB3TXCR3

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Quoted @SMerler

🔎After reading the 68 pages of Council conclusions, here are m 2 cents on the #EUCO #NextGenerationEU deal 1/

Excellent, precise, informative summary of #EUCO outcome by @SMerler https://t.co/CjvXTtnpKG

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This is elegant. Libé is not tender with Macron, but it's an unstated compliment to him as well as Merkel https://t.co/TWxnRMRReM

This is elegant. Libé is not tender with Macron, but it's an unstated compliment to him as well as Merkel https://t.co/TWxnRMRReM

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It's also a big legacy moment for both Merkel, who leaves office next year, and Macron, who put Europe at the centre of his election campaign and whose ideas-packed speech at the Sorbonne in Sep 2017 was regarded as quaintly ambitious. Even 3 months ago nobody bet on this outcome

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One thing I've learned over the years is that it's often a big mistake to expect too much from Franco-German cooperation, and occasionally an even bigger mistake to underestimate what France and Germany can do for Europe with the right leadership at the right time 🇫🇷 🇩🇪🇪🇺

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Quoted @EmmanuelMacron

Jour historique pour l’Europe !

For once the word historic isn't misplaced. The deal on common borrowing is a huge symbolic + practical step for Europe. Shows the EU can take bold decisions when a) in a crisis b) France + Germany work closely together c) their leaders (Macron + Merkel) mobilise others smartly https://t.co/3D6PB5XPRg

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For those curious, Macron's last line is a nod to @BarackObama. When John Lewis asked Obama to sign a commemorative photo at his inauguration in 2009, the president wrote: “Because of you, John.” https://t.co/uZRWIdUSjk

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Quoted @RymMomtaz

MAJOR drama: Macron got up, Merkel followed him, they left the mtg because the others didn’t show the necessary European spirit for an ambitious plan according to a diplo official present. Merkron meeting for a drink at their hotel to decide whether they stay for tomorrow's mtg. https://t.co/SxCMvWhBxp

What’s interesting about these past two days of negotiations in Brussels over a massive EU debt-funded recovery plan is the total alignment of Macron and Merkel. So far it hasn’t been enough to overcome (notably Dutch) resistance. Without it, these talks wouldn’t be happening https://t.co/xQGUTG9PLT

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Quoted @EmmanuelMacron

A lifetime of struggle for civil rights. A lifetime of getting into “good trouble”, of fighting for a world that is more just. A true hero. Indeed, “because of you, John”. https://t.co/3u7qeqtCI0

A lifetime of struggle for civil rights. A lifetime of getting into “good trouble”, of fighting for a world that is more just. A true hero. Indeed, “because of you, John”. https://t.co/3u7qeqtCI0

Macron met John Lewis in Washington DC in April 2018. They toured the Martin Luther King memorial together, then had lunch in a Georgetown restaurant, displaying an unusual mutual warmth. Macron’s tribute: https://t.co/GpbLcWvrur

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When you go to the Avignon public library to research a document....and find yourself in the 14th-century Ceccano palace, home to Annibal de Ceccano, created cardinal by Pope John XXII https://t.co/495qqxRvjI

When you go to the Avignon public library to research a document....and find yourself in the 14th-century Ceccano palace, home to Annibal de Ceccano, created cardinal by Pope John XXII https://t.co/495qqxRvjI

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Quoted @1DarrenTulett

@PedderSophie @Seggitorial @EPhilippe_LH Indeed, a friendly (which finished with the less-than-friendly scoreline of 0-9!). First game with fans in the stadium since Edouard Philippe himself announced - to much criticism - the end of the French football season back in April (other major leagues since resumed playing).

At which point I stop and leave it to an expert. Thanks Darren! https://t.co/1xSAqwe93K

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