French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Saturday made what appeared to be a major concession in his government’s showdown with unions over pension reform, retracting the bill’s most controversial measure – the so-called pivot age. But Philippe’s bac…
In his traditional New Year’s address, French President Emmanuel Macron called for a “rapid compromise” with unions over a pension overhaul that has sparked the country’s biggest transport strikes in decades. But there is one issue upon which he has n…
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.