France's far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon failed to reach the second round of presidential elections on Sunday (10 April), but Europe's leftists are still encouraged by his close third place. EURACTIV France reports.
President Emmanuel Macron presented the programme of France's six-month EU Council presidency before very agitated MEPs in Strasbourg on Wednesday (19 January), but it quickly turned into a sparring match with the French opposition.
The public country-by-country reporting imposed by Paris on France’s big banks has revealed that they channel more than a third of their profits through countries with advantageous tax laws, a group of NGOs have found. EURACTIV France reports.