France

parisians

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

paris

Paris is increasingly lawless — but the middle-classes don’t seem to care

March 3, 2020 12:23 pm

Paris is not yet burning, but it will need a tough, honest and determined mayor to make the people feel more secure

macron

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

islamic extremism

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

macron

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?

macron

What Macron wants in the post-Brexit negotiations

February 4, 2020 10:48 am

The French president has a Gaullist view of the world

emmanuel macron

French disconnection: how Emmanuel Macron went from savior to failure

January 26, 2020 1:50 pm

Macron needs help and his new best friend, bizarrely, is Britain’s prime minister

french women

French women do get fat

January 25, 2020 3:34 pm

The effortlessly stick-thin Parisienne is a mythical creature

je suis charlie

Whatever happened to ‘Je suis Charlie’?

January 10, 2020 10:01 am

The magazine stands for the freedom to publish things others might vehemently disagree with

emmanuel macron

2020 looks set to be a miserable year for Emmanuel Macron

December 31, 2019 10:56 am

His radical reform agenda for Europe has been undermined

nato

Trump is saving Nato

December 4, 2019 12:32 pm

Isn’t it bromantic?

nato summit

Expect fireworks at this week’s Nato summit

December 2, 2019 9:39 am

Johnson has a golden opportunity to emblazon his tarnished international image

macron extremism

Boris Johnson could learn from Macron’s approach to extremism

November 16, 2019 10:19 am

Macron’s language is important. He takes aim at Salafism

serotonin lockdown

Once more without feeling

November 16, 2019 9:54 am

Serotonin by Michel Houellebecq reviewed

emmanuel macron edouard philippe

The biggest threat to Emmanuel Macron is his own prime minister

November 5, 2019 9:38 am

Edouard Philippe is all the things Macron isn’t

altrad

Could this self-made billionaire become France’s first Muslim president?

October 10, 2019 11:37 am

Michel Houellebecq has predicted France will elect a Muslim president by 2022. Could he be right?

jacques chirac

Jacques Chirac leaves behind a limited legacy

September 27, 2019 7:51 am

The French president had a checkered and contradictory political career

calais

A thoroughly modern medieval romance

September 12, 2019 11:19 am

To Calais, in Ordinary Time by James Meek reviewed

french

The mysterious ways of the French

September 5, 2019 10:50 am

Everything in this country is as strange to me today as it was five years ago

emmanuel macron

Emmanuel Macron’s climate change virtue signaling

August 25, 2019 3:15 pm

The French president is addicted to the ecstasy of gratuitous self-righteousness

yin

Trump’s yin and yang game with China

August 24, 2019 6:12 am

When Trump calls Xi his friend, markets should really be spooked

savior

Emmanuel Macron could be Boris Johnson’s Brexit savior

August 20, 2019 12:54 pm

Macron could be shown to be acting in Europe’s long term interests by putting an abrupt end to the EU’s Brexit distraction

sunbathing topless

Why are fewer Frenchwomen sunbathing topless?

August 20, 2019 9:31 am

The French have never been more sexually liberated than the British, Dutch, Italians or any other European nation

macron d-day

On D-Day, Macron has learned nothing and forgotten everything

June 6, 2019 3:38 pm

He embodies the corruption of liberal democracy into elite managerialism

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen

Could Marion Maréchal-Le Pen stop Macron winning a second term?

June 6, 2019 5:49 am

Maréchal’s decision is whether to challenge Macron in 2022, or wait another five years