Emmanuel Macron

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How Macron gamed the EU COVID fund

May 21, 2020 4:01 pm

The ‘transfer union’, it turns out, will largely be a transfer to France

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France’s bid to tame the German giant

May 15, 2020 12:02 pm

Fear is rising of an asymmetric European economic exit from the pandemic

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The French coronavirus approach could be working

May 11, 2020 10:05 am

There’s a greater maturity in the way that the French press have covered the crisis and that’s reflected in the behavior of the people and politicians

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Emmanuel Macron is experiencing the calm before the storm

May 1, 2020 8:47 am

Bonne chance, Monsieur le president, you have won your ‘war’ but the peace may be harder to master.

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Paris’s banlieues are burning once again

April 22, 2020 12:06 pm

There have now been four successive nights of rioting

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Meet the Frenchman who shaped the world’s response to coronavirus

April 20, 2020 10:57 am

Not only did Larrey’s methods save soldiers’ lives but they also boosted troop morale

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Macron talks grandly about Europe — and then cuts a deal with Germany

April 18, 2020 11:36 am

Over the last four years there has not been a single significant reform of the EU

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France’s citizens’ climate convention has come back to bite Macron

April 18, 2020 11:26 am

Mr Macron now has to find a way to evade the consequences of his idiot exercise

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France won’t be fooled by Macron’s radical reinvention

April 15, 2020 12:24 pm

How long ago it feels since he strode regally into the Élysée with a vow to restore respect and dignity to the presidency

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Macron has lost the coronavirus war

April 14, 2020 9:36 am

If he lifts the confinement, he risks a second, lethal wave of infection. If he doesn’t, the economy will collapse entirely

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Will coronavirus kill the eurozone?

April 9, 2020 5:50 pm

Merkel fiddles while Rome goes bankrupt

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Could coronavirus lead to Frexit?

April 5, 2020 11:11 am

The Frexit debate, like a sea serpent, surfaces and submerges

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Liberté, égalité and fraternité are being put to the test in France

April 3, 2020 12:32 pm

Memes have started circulating on social media, among which is one inviting people to name the day when they’ll crack

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Macron’s updated coronavirus statistics will test French morale

March 31, 2020 11:57 am

Napoleon thought that ‘in war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four’

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Is France being pushed to breaking point?

March 30, 2020 11:58 am

The school term officially ends this Friday and psychologically this will test the resolve of the country

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Can we trust France’s coronavirus casualty count?

March 29, 2020 3:08 pm

Not all states are carrying out the same number of tests per million people

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‘Germany will pay!’ is Macron’s coronavirus mantra

March 27, 2020 12:40 pm

Without the weight and prestige of the northern states corona bonds will not go ahead

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My life as a French prisoner of coronavirus ‘war’

March 23, 2020 12:14 pm

On my small fifth floor apartment I’ve devised a daily exercise routine using packs of bottled water as dumbbells and an extension cable as a skipping rope

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My love affair with Hannah Arendt

March 19, 2020 5:15 pm

Stoned out of our minds on a few puffs, we watched in awed silence, hanging on her every word, every clause, every sentence

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Coronavirus is pushing Macron’s government to breaking point

March 19, 2020 11:44 am

Will the French way of life ever recover?

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Macron’s ‘war’ on coronavirus is bringing out the best and worst in Parisians

March 17, 2020 4:49 pm

I had intended to return to Britain at the end of last week but I've decided to stick it out

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Macron lacks Boris’s Napoleonic flair

March 3, 2020 11:27 am

For all his success in battle, a question mark hangs over Macron’s ability to win the all-important war of 2022

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Can Macron halt the rise of Islamic extremism?

February 24, 2020 11:42 am

The French left are ready to accommodate Islamists if they think it will boost their election prospects

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Macron’s British charm offensive is only just getting started

February 19, 2020 3:21 pm

What could a permanent foreign and security alliance between Britain and France look like?

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What Macron wants in the post-Brexit negotiations

February 4, 2020 10:48 am

The French president has a Gaullist view of the world