Macron picks minister to lead Paris mayor battle after sexting scandal

By |februar 17th, 2020|Agnes Buzyn, Benjamin Griveaux, Cédric Villani, Emmanuel Macron, French elections, News|

French President Emmanuel Macron picked his widely respected health minister on Sunday (16 February) to reinvigorate a campaign to win over Paris City Hall that fell apart when his previous candidate pulled out over a sexting scandal.

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Le Pen hails EU ‘way of life’ job as victory on path to Élysée

By |september 16th, 2019|far right, French elections, Marine Le Pen, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

French far-right opposition leader Marine Le Pen waded into controversy over the appointment of an EU Commissioner for "protecting the European way of life", endorsing a move that has stoked concern about rising populism across the continent.

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Setback for Macron as court vetoes key plank of anti-protest law

By |april 5th, 2019|Emmanuel Macron, France, French elections, human rights, News, violence, yellow vests|

French President Emmanuel Macron's crackdown on anti-government protests with tougher police tactics hit a fresh snag on Thursday (4 April) as France's Constitutional Court canned one of the central elements of the new rules.

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Macron makes U-turn on fuel-tax increases in face of ‘yellow vest’ protests

By |december 5th, 2018|Climate Change, Emmanuel Macron, energy tax, French elections, Jean-Luc Melenchon, Marine Le Pen, News, yellow vests|

France's prime minister on Tuesday (4 December) suspended planned increases to fuel taxes for at least six months in response to weeks of sometimes violent protests, the first major U-turn by President Emmanuel Macron's administration in 18 months in o...

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Macron’s party neck-and-neck with far-right in 2019 EU election opinion poll

By |september 14th, 2018|Emmanuel Macron, EU elections 2019, European elections 2019, François Hollande, French elections, La France Insoumise, La Republique En Marche, Marine Le Pen, News, Rassemblement National|

French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist LREM party is neck-and-neck with the far-right Rassemblement National, formerly the National Front, for the May 2019 European Parliament elections, according to poll results published on Thursday (13 September).

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Macron wants to treat France’s addiction to public money

By |maj 8th, 2018|air strikes, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, French elections, Iran nuclear deal, News, public money, Russia, Russian interference, Syria, Vladimir Putin|

In an interview given with the Journal du Dimanche (JDD) and the Figaro, French President Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to wean the French off public fund allocations, as he assessed his first year in office. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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What’s in a name? France’s Le Pen proposes far-right rebrand

By |marec 12th, 2018|far right, French elections, Marine Le Pen, News, Racism, Steve Bannon|

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed changing the name of her party to  “Rassemblement National” (National Rally) on Sunday (11 March) as part of efforts to improve its image after she was re-elected for a third term as leader.

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EP votes against transnational lists

By |februar 7th, 2018|Emmanuel Macron, EPP, EU elections 2019, European Parliament, French elections, News, Politics, transnational list|

MEPs rejected the idea of a transnational list for the 2019 European elections on Wednesday (7 February), though they agreed to change the composition of the Parliament in light of Brexit. EURACTIV.fr reports

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PM says time to end France’s addiction to spending

By |julij 5th, 2017|Brexit, budget deficit, Climate Change, Donald Trump, economic reform, Édouard Philippe, Emmanuel Macron, French elections, Jean-Luc Melenchon, Marine Le Pen, News, tax policy|

Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said on Tuesday (4 July) it was time to end France's addiction to easy public spending, promising to cut expenditures over the next five years and rein in debts he said were at an unacceptable level.

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Macron marches to clear majority in French parliament

By |junij 19th, 2017|Emmanuel Macron, French elections, Jean-Luc Melenchon, Marine Le Pen, News, socialists|

French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party swept to a large majority in parliamentary elections on Sunday (18 June), although it fell short of a predicted landslide.

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