About: Emmanuel Macron

EU leaders caught in either-or argument over European defence strategy

Amid disunity over the way forward on European defence, EU leaders discussed on Tuesday night (5 October) whether the bloc should enhance its capacity to act independently while strengthening its partnership with NATO.
EU-China 05-10-2021

Global player? Brdo EU summit to seek answers on China, US strategy

The European Union's 27 leaders will seek a new approach to China on Tuesday (5 October) in their first summit on Sino-European strategy since the bloc imposed sanctions on Beijing in March and faced retaliation, jeopardising a new investment pact.
Transport 01-10-2021

Court cases over ‘Mobility Package’ pit Bulgaria against powerful EU countries

Bulgaria has filed three appeals with the Court of Justice requesting a full or partial repeal of the EU legislation that has become known as the Mobility Package. The court cases pit Bulgaria against major EU countries, including France and Germany. EURACTIV Bulgaria reports.
Health 30-09-2021

Macron: France to reimburse consultations with psychologists from 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a series of "historic" measures at a conference on mental health and psychiatry on Tuesday (28 September), including the reimbursement of sessions with psychologists subject to medical prescription
Global Europe 30-09-2021

Analysis: In post-Merkel EU, Macron can’t exert leadership without allies

Angela Merkel's exit from the EU stage she dominated for 16 years has handed French President Emmanuel Macron an opportunity to take up the mantle of European leadership and press on with his plans for a more independent Europe.
Politics 24-09-2021

Tweets of the Week: AUKUS, Budapest Demographic Summit, Common Charger

Ditching French submarines leads to a brawl, turns out Viktor Orban isn’t that tall, and European Commission proposes a single digital charger for all.
Global Europe 23-09-2021

Australia submarines: How the ‘contract of the century’ fell apart

Australia's scrapping of a massive multi-billion-euro contract for the purchase of French submarines has led to a diplomatic crisis between France and its erstwhile allies in Canberra and Washington. Here is a timeline of the spat:
Global Europe 20-09-2021

Australia defends scrapping of French submarine deal, Macron and Biden to talk

Australia on Sunday (19 September) defended its decision to ditch a multi-billion-dollar order for French submarines and opt instead for an alternative deal with the United States and Britain, saying it had flagged its concerns to Paris months ago.
Politics 20-09-2021

From Chirac to Macron: The four Franco-German duos of the Merkel era

Following Chancellor Angela Merkel's recent visit to France for her last working dinner with President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, EURACTIV France takes a look at the past four "leadership couples" at the heart of Franco-German relations.
Elections 17-09-2021

Armin Laschet: Merkel’s heir apparent?

Angela Merkel has governed Germany for 16 years and proven a reliable ally both in Europe and for the world. Will her party colleague hoping to succeed her follow in her footsteps or diverge from her path in order to forge his own legacy?
Politics 17-09-2021

‘A crazy dream come true’: Macron inaugurates the Wrapped Arc de Triomphe

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday (16 September) inaugurated a posthumous installation conceived by the late artist Christo that envelops Paris's Arc de Triomphe monument in 2,500 square metres of silvery blue, recyclable plastic wrapping.
Politics 16-09-2021

End of ‘Merkron’: EU’s power couple prepares to bow out

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Angela Merkel in Paris on Thursday (16 September) for the last time before the German chancellor stands down, spelling the end of a partnership at the heart of the European Union for the last four years.
Global Europe 16-09-2021

Macron says French forces killed Islamic State leader in Sahara

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday (15 September) that French military forces had killed Islamic militant Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara.
Elections 09-09-2021

Macron stirs German campaign with pre-poll invites to Scholz, Laschet

By hosting two contenders to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor this week, President Emmanuel Macron has shown how anxiously France is eyeing the outcome of Germany's election and its effect on a partnership crucial to Europe's future.
Global Europe 30-08-2021

Macron says France, Britain to propose Kabul safe zone to UN

France, Britain and Germany are working on a United Nations proposal aimed at establishing a safe zone in Kabul to allow safe passage for people trying to leave Afghanistan, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday (29 August).
Brexit 27-08-2021

‘We will not let you down’ on Brexit, Macron tells Ireland

Britain and the European Union can sensibly solve issues over Northern Ireland's post-Brexit trading arrangements with the right political will, Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin said after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday (26 August).
Elections 27-08-2021

Barnier to run in French presidential centre-right primary

The EU's former chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, announced Thursday (26 August) he plans to stand as a right-wing candidate against centrist President Emmanuel Macron in next year's presidential elections, pinpointing limits on immigration as a key policy pledge.
25-08-2021

At G7 summit, EU fails to extend the deadline for Kabul airport evacuations

At the G7 summit on Tuesday (24 August), EU leaders urged US President Joe Biden to continue securing Kabul airport until operations to evacuate vulnerable Afghans are completed past the 31 August deadline, apparently without success.
Global Europe 17-08-2021

EU foreign ministers to hold Afghan crisis talks

EU foreign ministers will hold emergency talks via videolink Tuesday (17 August) on the situation in Afghanistan as European nations scramble to evacuate personnel from the country, officials said.
Development Policy 05-08-2021

Lebanon donor conference exceeds aid target

An international donor conference collected hundreds of millions of dollars in urgent aid for Lebanon on Wednesday (4 August), exceeding an initial target, co-hosts France said.
Global Europe 04-08-2021

Macron hosts new Lebanon fundraiser a year after port blast

French President Emmanuel Macron will seek to raise more than $350 million in aid for Lebanon at a donors' conference marking the anniversary of the Beirut port blast, and send yet another warning to its squabbling political class.

France’s exit from the Sahel war offers Russia an opportunity to move in

Another Western army is leaving a fragile, landlocked region. But whereas the United States has pulled its troops out of one country, Afghanistan, France is walking away from five, argues Faisal Al Yafai
China 22-07-2021

China, the new Atlantis between the United States and Europe?

During the recent tour of US President Joe Biden to Europe, EU nations continued to resist taking sides, its leaders instead repeating the term “strategic autonomy”, writes Joël Ruet.
Cybersecurity 22-07-2021

France launches investigation into Pegasus spying allegations

The French government spokesman announced this morning (July 22) that "investigations have been launched" after the revelations of "Project Pegasus" which claim that one of Emmanuel Macron's phone numbers was spied on by Morocco.