Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron could be the big loser from the Saudi drone attack

18 September 2019 10:38

Saudis woke up last Saturday to find the crown jewel of their oil industry in smoke. The attack on the…

Macron’s no-deal Brexit gamble could backfire

23 August 2019 13:23

The ‘Non’ was not quite as frosty as it might have been. When Boris Johnson met up with France’s president…

Could the Yellow Vests spoil Macron’s Biarritz G7 summit?

22 August 2019 7:56

Who was the bright spark who thought it would be a good idea to hold this weekend’s G7 summit in…

Emmanuel Macron could be Boris Johnson’s Brexit saviour

20 August 2019 11:38

One thing on which Remainers and Brexiteers can agree is that Brexit delayed is Brexit denied. The government continues to…

Marine Le Pen’s return is good news for Emmanuel Macron

28 May 2019 11:48

If there’s one politician in Europe as triumphant as Nigel Farage right now it’s Emmanuel Macron. The European election results…

The rise and fall of Emmanuel Macron

27 May 2019 17:58

It was Morten Morland who drew the first comparison between Emmanuel Macron and the story of the emperor’s new clothes.…

France’s results are a humiliation for Macron

26 May 2019 19:45

It was with a mounting sense of disbelief that I counted the votes this evening in my commune in southern…

Could France’s far left and far right come together again?

21 May 2019 6:00

As the European elections approach, Europe’s oldest liberal democracies – Britain and France – are in turmoil. Taking the long…

France – and Europe – could become the frontline in Algeria’s latest crisis

8 May 2019 6:00

As the European parliament elections approach, the continent’s navel-gazing is ever more myopic. Even its two most outward focused states,…

Is Emmanuel Macron’s EU project about to meet its Waterloo?

7 May 2019 13:26

Emmanuel Macron, the once golden boy of European politics, could be about to suffer his first electoral humiliation. A black…

Macron’s bid to woo the yellow vests risks opening a battle on two fronts

18 April 2019 16:33

As France and the world grieved over the Notre Dame fire, French national politics rolled on behind the scenes. President…

What might Macron’s ‘even more beautiful’ Notre Dame be like?

17 April 2019 14:40

24 August 2024 At the opening today of the rebuilt Notre Dame Cathedral, after the disastrous fire in April 2019,…

The shame of Notre Dame

16 April 2019 11:51

The conversation in France changed abruptly last night. Perhaps the blaze in Paris was the wake-up call that France needed.…

Will France cut taxes and boost the economy in response to the protests?

12 April 2019 11:38

For 21 weeks now the Gilets Jaunes have taken to the streets of French cities to protest. It began as…

Theresa May must stand up to Emmanuel Macron’s Brexit posturing

9 April 2019 11:47

In this the 115th anniversary week of the Entente Cordiale, the French president and the British Prime Minister will meet…

Emmanuel Macron has saved himself from political crisis – for now

17 March 2019 13:38

Back in December, Emmanuel Macron was a man on edge. His poll numbers were spiralling down the toilet; hundreds of…

What Macron’s spat with Italy is really about

13 February 2019 7:11

Who needs the Comédie-Française when there is Emmanuel Macron in the Élysée? France’s recall last week of its ambassador from…

Why doesn’t Emmanuel Macron like Britain?

25 January 2019 14:37

Why is Emmanuel Macron raging against Britain? The French president has returned to the subject of the British once again…

How the Gilets jaunes movement could spread across Europe

10 December 2018 10:27

The eminent historian Emmanuel Todd was on the radio in France last week. He had much to say, none of…

Emmanuel Macron’s next fight could be his toughest yet

6 December 2018 10:52

In normal circumstances, Emmanuel Macron would welcome a trip to Marrakech in December as an opportunity to escape cold Paris…