About: Alain Juppé

EU Elections 2019 18-09-2018

French pro-European right launches breakaway party

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.

Europe and refugees causes rift among the French right

The theme of Europe and refugees is the main cause for division in the French conservative party Les Républicains. The leader of the party has dismissed its vice-president Virginie Calmels, who accused him of “defending his own ideas”. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Elections 05-02-2018

Alain Lamassoure: Transnational lists – a crazy idea

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
Elections 15-05-2017

Macron hopes new centre-right PM will broaden political appeal

France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, appointed a conservative prime minister earlier today (15 May) in a shrewd move designed to broaden his political appeal ahead of legislative elections next month. But just who is Macron’s new right-hand man?
Elections 06-03-2017

French conservatives in disarray as Fillon clings on

France's conservatives appeared to be at war with themselves less than 50 days from the presidential election as François Fillon clung on to his struggling, scandal-tainted campaign and senior party members fought to oust him as their candidate.
Elections 02-12-2016

Hollande will not stand for re-election, acknowledges unpopularity

President François Hollande shocked France yesterday (1 December) by announcing he would not seek a second term next year, acknowledging his deep unpopularity and making way for another leftist candidate to take on conservative François Fillon and far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
Elections 28-11-2016

Right-wing Fillon wins French presidential primary

François Fillon, a conservative reformist promising to shrink the French state, on Sunday  (27 November) clinched the rightwing nomination for next year's presidential election with a resounding victory over his rival Alain Juppé.
Global Europe 25-11-2016

Fillon calls Hollande’s hardline policy on Russia ‘absurd’

In a televised debate last night (24 November) French conservative frontrunner François Fillon said Russia must be anchored to Europe, or else Moscow would couple with China, to the detriment of the continent.
Elections 22-11-2016

Europhiles worried by Fillon’s lead over Juppé

Soigneusement évitée durant la primaire de la droite, la question européenne devrait s’inviter dans le débat pour le second tour. Le sujet représente en effet une ligne de fracture majeure entre les deux candidats en lice.
Elections 21-11-2016

Fillon takes big lead in French election primary, Sarkozy knocked out

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy crashed out of the presidential election last night (20 November), suffering a humiliating defeat in the first round of the centre-right primary.
Elections 16-11-2016

Ex-minister Macron to run for French presidency

Former economy minister Emmanuel Macron will announce on Wednesday a run for the French presidency, a source close to him said - a long-awaited move that could disrupt other campaigns on both the left and the right.
Le Pen's National Front is being shunned by organisers of Sunday's republican march in Paris.
Elections 10-11-2016

Le Pen hopes Trump victory will sweep National Front to power

The election of a populist US president means "the supposedly impossible is possible", Marine Le Pen said after Trump's victory. But the French electoral system may stop the National Front rising to power. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 04-11-2016

Europe notable in its absence from French right-wing debate

The seven candidates vying for the French right's presidential nomination squared off again in their second televised debate last night (3 November). But European issues were largely absent from the proceedings. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 21-10-2016

Juppé: Anglo-French border should be moved to UK

France's Alain Juppé will move the border with Britain from Calais to southern England if he wins power next year, setting up a potential battle with London over immigration following the Brexit vote, the Guardian reported on Friday (21 October).
Circular economy 14-10-2016

The Brief: Is ‘better regulation’ getting better?

Is the European Commission’s 'better regulation' strategy getting, well, better? The REFIT program, where EU laws are called in for “fitness checks”, was touted as Brussels’ response to the accusation it was drowning Europe in red tape.
21-09-2016

The Brief: Roaming U-turn not worth the effort

The European Commission today set out its latest plan to abolish EU mobile roaming charges by 2017.
Euro & Finance 21-09-2016

French right plans to deepen the deficit in 2017

During François Hollande's five years as president, France has tightened its belt and brought its budget deficit down to within EU limits, Michel Sapin said on Tuesday (20 September). But the opposition appears ready to abandon austerity. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 14-09-2016

Alain Juppé promises a pro-EU presidential campaign

The candidate for France's right-wing presidential primary has pledged to defend the European Union in his campaign. This sets him apart from his competitors Nicolas Sarkozy, Bruno Le Maire and François Fillon. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 24-08-2016

Sarkozy presidential bid seeks to tap security fears after France attacks

When Nicolas Sarkozy went fishing for votes in the electoral waters of France's far right for a second presidential term in 2012 it ended in defeat, as voters alienated by his rhetoric and disappointed by a moribund economy deserted him.
Brexit 27-06-2016

Brexit contagion reaches French presidential campaign

After Brexit, the movement for referendums on EU membership has picked up momentum in other countries. It is even becoming a central theme of France's 2017 presidential campaigns. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 02-03-2016

Hollande flounders, as Valls emerges as likely successor

It seems increasingly unlikely that François Hollande will have another shot at the French presidency; faced with dissent in his own ranks over proposed employment reforms and struggling in the polls, the incumbent has few options open. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Elections 26-02-2016

Alain Juppé lays out pro-EU presidential campaign in Brussels

The favourite to become the French Republican party's presidential candidate, Alain Juppé, set out his stall over the future of Schengen during a visit to Brussels on Wednesday (24 February). EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 24-02-2016

Hollande in favour of expelling member states with right-wing governments

French President François Hollande has spoken about the possibility of member states being expelled from the European Union if right-wing governments come to power. Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten reports.
EU Priorities 2020 15-12-2015

Election failure a potential springboard for Le Pen presidential campaign

The French regional election campaigns were fought largely on national issues, which has given the mainstream parties a foretaste of the battle to come in the presidential 2017 elections. EURACTIV France reports