The clear victor in France’s Socialist primary, Benoît Hamon represents the left fringe of his divided party. Fearing a decline into eternal opposition and irrelevance, some Socialist MPs will instead back Emmanuel Macron. EURACTIV France reports.
Rather than the confident first steps towards Global Britain or a new “special relationship”, Theresa May’s cap-in-hand visit to Donald Trump smacks of a return to the humiliating poodling of the past.
During a TV debate yesterday evening (25 January), both contenders for the Socialist ticket in the French Presidential election said they would loosen the country’s purse strings, with Benoît Hamon going a step further by promising to end the EU's “3% deficit dogma”. EURACTIV France reports.
As France's presidential election looms nearer, French NGOs have asked the candidates to put development policies, which are currently notable in their absence from the debate, at the heart of their foreign policy proposals. EURACTIV France reports.
Benoît Hamon’s late sally into the French presidential race has added another intriguing player to the equation. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement takes a look at Hamon and fellow Socialist candidate Manuel Valls in terms of their environmental credentials.
Leftwing outsider Benoît Hamon will fight former prime minister Manuel Valls for the French Socialist presidential nomination next Sunday (29 January) after winning the first round of the party's primary.
Vincent Peillon, an MEP and France's former education minister, will declare his candidacy for the 2017 presidential election this weekend. The surge of new candidates on the left is showing no sign of drying up. EURACTIV France reports.
Emmanuel Macron has confirmed that he will stand for the French presidency next April. The former economy minister’s campaign will be based on Europe, which he sees as France's only hope in the age of globalisation. EURACTIV France reports.
The EU took centre stage in the French Socialist Party’s presidential debate on Tuesday (25 October), as candidate Benoît Hamon denounced the "toxic arrangement between the right and the social-democrats" in Strasbourg. EURACTIV France reports.
Emmanuel Macron’s economic bill, designed to show the European Commission that France is serious about reform, will also submit parts of the economy to a glut of new regulations. EURACTIV France reports.