With the polls narrowing and one of her main rivals embroiled in an expenses scandal, far-right leader Marine Le Pen could feasibly become French president in May, senior politicians and commentators say.
Support for France's 39-year-old centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has jumped, a poll showed yesterday (26 February), following a new election alliance and mounting legal problems for his rivals.
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron won the support of a key centrist yesterday (22 February), hailing it as a turning point in his campaign, as an aide to his far-right rival Marine Le Pen was charged in a fake jobs scandal.
Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted.
France’s biggest business group has sent its “blue book” to all the presidential candidates, summing up the economic and social demands it says must be met to relaunch economic growth and rebuild business “confidence”. Euractiv’s partner La Tribune reports.
The Kremlin yesterday (14 February) denied that it was behind media and internet attacks on the campaign of French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron, though his camp renewed the charges against Russian media and a group of hackers operating in Ukraine.
Macron winning the French presidency would be more than just a breath of fresh air for the European Union: it would an undeniable victory of Enlightenment values against the populist threat, argues Beatriz Becerra.
French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon yesterday (6 February) vowed to fight on for the presidency despite a damaging scandal involving taxpayer-funded payments to his wife for work that a newspaper alleges she did not do.
France faces a week of political uncertainty with François Fillon, the rightwing presidential candidate, under mounting pressure to quit the race because of an employment scandal and divisions over whether, and how, to replace him.
As the investigation continues into allegations that François Fillon fraudulently employed his wife and children, the French presidential candidate is choosing to brush the issue aside and continue his campaign. Euractiv’s partner Ouest-France reports.
François Fillon’s involvement in an employment scandal has his supporters on edge as the looming threat of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, and the presidential election itself, draw closer. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel.
Martin Schulz is known in Germany mainly as a European politician and an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel. But later this year they will face off in the country's leadership race. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
“Is it possible to imagine General de Gaulle being put under investigation?” asked the French right-wing presidential candidate François Fillon a few months ago, ahead of his victory in the primary election of Les Republicains.
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.
Watching Theresa May in a hotel room in the capital of a small European nation, not in the EU, has been a surreal experience. Her insistence that every other EU leader had to accept that their citizens cannot any longer travel to the UK on the terms they can today seemed borderline impertinent, writes Denis MacShane.
French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon, who is favourite to win this year's election, will lay out on Wednesday (11 January) his proposals to cut immigration to a "strict minimum" through the use of quotas, an aide said on Tuesday.
French prosecutors are probing the far-right National Front (FN) for suspected fraud linked to payments for aides at the European Parliament, judicial sources said yesterday (5 December), as the party struggles to find all-important funding.
Ukraine indicated on Wednesday (4 January) that it would bar French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen from entering the country after comments she made that appeared to legitimise Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014.