Confronted with the shift towards populism and identity-based politics by the French right-wing, a handful of right-wing French MPs have launched Agir (“Take action”). However, there remains a question mark over the new party’s participation in the European elections against En Marche. EURACTIV France reports.
The European conservatives are opposed to the project of transnational lists for the European elections, but risk losing during the vote on the matter on 6 February
Alain Lamassoure, leader of the right-wing 'Les Républicains' delegation in the European Parliament, announced his resignation from the party on Tuesday evening (24 October), citing “a painful race to the most conservative right” after the party decided to exclude the Prime minister, Edouard Philippe, from its ranks.
Adopted after bitter wrangling by the European Parliament last December, the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework has now been blocked by the United Kingdom, which seems intent on laying obstacles in the road for the bloc. EURACTIV France reports.