Socialist French minister says may vote for centrist Macron

February 21, 2017 PARIS (Reuters) – Stephane Le Foll, the French Socialist government’s spokesman and its agriculture minister, said on Tuesday he backs his party’s official candidate Benoit Hamon but might vote for independent centrist Emmanuel Macron instead. Hamon, elected as candidate in a Socialist party primary in January, is struggling to make an impact …

Poland considers dispute with EU over rule of law closed

February 21, 2017 WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland considers its dispute with the European Commission about the country’s rule of law closed, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Tuesday, a day after Warsaw sent a letter to Brussels defending judicial reforms. Responding to a Commission deadline to implement measures it deemed essential after a series of …