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From Left : French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas after signing the new Franco-German friendship pact, known as 'Treaty of Aachen' on the 56th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty signed in Paris.
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Franco-German treaty signed amid ‘growing populism’ in Europe

The Treaty commits the two neighbours to increased cooperation on foreign and defence policy, crime and terrorism, international development and research and economic integration.
Activists of Casapound, a far right movement turned political party, wave flags during an election rally outside the Pantheon in Rome. Photo: Andreas Solaro / AFP
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Europe’s extreme right

What has fuelled the rise of far-right parties across Europe? Fears about Europe’s largest migration crisis since World War Two sparked their revival and this momentum has been bolstered by Brexit and Donald Trump’s election win the United States.