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  • Europe’s age of abundance may be ending

    Europe’s age of abundance may be ending

    Emmanuel Macron, the man who has led France since 2017, gave an ominous speech at a cabinet meeting before he left his country to attend the funeral of the recently expired Queen of England.

    September 24, 2022
  • Putin senses ‘catastrophe’ at Ukraine nuclear plant during telephonic talk with Macron

    Putin senses ‘catastrophe’ at Ukraine nuclear plant during telephonic talk with Macron

    Ukraine and Russia have recently exchanged accusations over shellings on the Zaporizhzhia NPP, which is one of the largest atomic power complexes in Europe and generates a quarter of Ukraine's total electricity.

    August 20, 2022
  • Setback for Macron

    Setback for Macron

    Mr Macron’s bet, which was to coast along with institutional logic and tell himself that the French would give the elected President a majority, has failed.

    June 24, 2022
  • Macron’s triumph signifies a fractured France

    Macron’s triumph signifies a fractured France

    Fears that the far-right under Marine Le Pen might carve a path to the Élysée Palace ultimately proved to be unfounded. Emmanuel Macron retained the French presidency with a 17 per cent advantage over his opponent. 

    April 28, 2022
  • France to choose between Macron, Le Pen in prez run-off

    France to choose between Macron, Le Pen in prez run-off

    In order to win, the two contenders, who also contested the presidential run-off in the 2017 election, will need to attract voters who backed other candidates in the first round on April 10, says a BBC report.

    April 24, 2022
  • Putin, Macron, Scholz discuss Ukraine crisis over phone

    Putin, Macron, Scholz discuss Ukraine crisis over phone

    Macron and Scholz urged an immediate ceasefire and a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Ukraine, the German government said in a statement, noting the 75-minute talk as part of the ongoing international efforts to end the conflict, Xinhua reported.

    March 13, 2022
  • French toast?

    French toast?

    President Macron, who declared on taking office that he’s beholden to no particular ideology, found – and took – the opportunity to provide a French flavour to Europe’s stand on major foreign policy issues without letting historic allegiances, customs, or his own inexperience get in the way of his ambitions.

    February 17, 2022
  • International initiative

    International initiative

    Mr Macron expressed optimism that a deal to avoid war is possible while accepting that it was legitimate for Russia to raise its security concerns, the first sign that the West may be ready to blink.

    February 9, 2022
  • Macron meets von der Leyen as France kicks off EU Council Presidency

    Macron meets von der Leyen as France kicks off EU Council Presidency

    Von der Leyen recalled the solidarity between European countries during the pandemic. She said that over 70 per cent of the EU's adult population have now been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and that the EU aims to donate and deliver 1.7 billion vaccine doses around the world by the middle of this year.

    January 8, 2022
  • French submission, or not yet?

    French submission, or not yet?

    The conflict of the present-day French society, as a carry-over effect from its colonies – mostly in North Africa, is depicted in this novel against the perceived backdrop of the 2022 French presidential elections. In the social setup of France in 2014-15, Houellebecq could foresee the huge surge in popularity of the far-right National Front leader Le Pen.

    January 7, 2022
  • France orders series of investigations into Pegasus data

    France orders series of investigations into Pegasus data

    The mobile phone of former Environment Minister Francois de Rugy showed digital traces of activity associated with NSO Group's spyware

    July 22, 2021
  • Thousands march as France paralysed by strike over pension system

    Thousands march as France paralysed by strike over pension system

    Macron's government has yet to set out its reform proposals in full but is pushing for a single plan to replace 42 special pension schemes.

    December 6, 2019
  • Macron in Chad to meet soldiers amid extremist threats

    Macron in Chad to meet soldiers amid extremist threats

    Macron also will hold talks with President Idriss Deby on Sunday and meet with a delegation of Chadian women.

    December 22, 2018
  • India-France to announce maritime cooperation during Macron’s visit

    India-France to announce maritime cooperation during Macron’s visit

    India and France are expected to announce a joint strategy for maritime cooperation in the Indian Ocean during French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to India from 9 March, informed sources said here on Wednesday. Civil nuclear cooperation and defence and security-related issues will also be high on the agenda during Macron’s maiden visit, sources said. The …

    March 7, 2018
  • Macron offers to mediate between Iraqi government and Kurds

    Macron offers to mediate between Iraqi government and Kurds

    French President Emmanuel Macron is offering for France to mediate between the Iraqi government and Kurds seeking independence after a controversial referendum. Macron made the offer after meeting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Paris today in wide-ranging talks about French support for the fight against the Islamic State group and rebuilding Iraqi’s economy. Macron …

    October 5, 2017
  • ‘Dialogue with Trump necessary, despite disagreements’

    ‘Dialogue with Trump necessary, despite disagreements’

    The French President and the German Chancellor on Thursday said it was necessary to maintain a close dialogue with their US counterpart, despite disagreements on topics such as the fight against global warming. Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel had just finished a Franco-German council of ministers meeting when they discussed Donald Trump, Efe reported. "The …

    July 14, 2017
  • French toast

    French toast

    The voter in France has restricted his choice as perhaps seldom before in the country’s political history. The Socialist and Les Républicains parties ~ the mainstream centre-left and centre-right groups ~ that have dominated French politics for decades, have for now been relegated to the footnotes. This succinctly is the message conveyed after last Sunday’s …

    April 29, 2017