A 22-year-old student attempted suicide last Friday in Lyon by setting himself on fire outside a French university building. In a Facebook post, the young man decried his precarious financial situation. Student unions are livid.
French conservative Les Républicains leader Laurent Wauquiez is set to name hardliner François-Xavier Bellamy to lead his party’s list for May European elections. The nod has been criticised within the party for pushing LR yet further to the right.
The multitude of mini-parties that make up France’s splintered left have more in common than they wish to admit. But getting their squabbling leaders to sit together at the same table is no mean feat.
Between Macron and Mélanchon a wasteland at the left of the political spectrum has been up for grabs. The latest pretender, a party launched by an essayist, an environmentalist and a leftist economist, has just held its first meeting.
A Senate report released last week found France’s security services to be at crisis point and called on the presidency to act quickly. “We are on the verge of implosion,” warned one of the authors.
Since he was elected President of France, Emmanuel Macron has made numerous high-profile international trips – enhancing his global image and that of France. However, it remains debatable whether he’s achieved concrete results.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the Élysée presidential palace on Friday is an effort to show that Paris and Berlin remain united and determined to forge ahead on Europe.
After years at a standstill, France-China cooperation in Africa could finally materialise on security and climate issues. French President Emmanuel Macron suggested as much in Beijing this week.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in China Monday on a state visit aimed at boosting bilateral trade relations and clinching major commercial contracts. But will he succeed in getting better market access to the world’s second largest economy?
French President Emmanuel Macron made global headlines when he in June called on foreign scientists to join his “Make Our Planet Great Again” project to fight climate change. But in France, far from all researchers are happy about the invite.