A newly created Commission department dedicated to the defence and space industries has given new momentum to the EU's defence union project. Nathalie Loiseau, head of the European Parliament’s defence committee, answered questions about where the sector is heading.
Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National and Emmanuel Macron's La République En Marche appear to be neck and neck in the European election polls but Macron's party still retains a statistical advantage. But media coverage appears to be hailing a possible victory for Rassemblement National, rather than for Macron's party. EURACTIV France reports.
Following last week’s revelations of Nathalie Loiseau's connections to the far right, the French president’s top candidate for the European elections is now defending herself from accusations of trivialising homophobia in a comic cartoon on Europe she co-signed. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
A former French minister who is leading President Emmanuel Macron's LREM party in May's European polls admitted on Tuesday (23 April) to a "stupid mistake" after a report that she ran as a far-right candidate in a student election.
On Thursday (18 April), the current European Parliament presented its latest projections of seats for the next EU assembly, with the UK taking part. Yet, this will not change the overall percentage of seats for the main political groups. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
The “Renaissance” list for the European elections, presented last week, contains unexpected profiles – an oceanographer, a beef farmer, and a sailor – with a connection to the EU as a common denominator. EURACTIV France reports.
Leading candidate Nathalie Loiseau and the other 29 top candidates on the “Renaissance” list of the La République En Marche for the European elections kicked off their campaign at the first meeting on 30 March in Aubervilliers. EURACTIV France reports.
The French Minister for European Affairs already crosses swords on a regular basis with the far-right Rassemblement National and its fake news. This could prove useful practice for the upcoming election campaign. EURACTIV France reports.
President Emmanuel Macron is considering organising what would be the first referendum in France in 14 years as part of his response to the "yellow vest" protests, a report said on Sunday (3 February).
Eurostar trains heading from London to Paris may not be allowed into France if there is no Brexit deal and sufficient preparations have not been made, France's European Affairs minister said on Thursday (13 September).
The movement to establish a single European Parliament seat in Brussels has the wind in its sails. But France is resolutely blocking any serious debate on the closure of the institution’s Strasbourg premises. EURACTIV France reports.