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France's Macron picks little-known civil servant as new prime minister

03 Jul 2020

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex, a senior civil servant, as his new prime minister on Friday as he acted to recast his presidency and take back control of policy ahead of elections in 2022. | Video

France's Macron pledges 15-billion-euro green push after vote rout

29 Jun 2020

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron promised 15 billion euros ($16.9 billion) of new funding on Monday to speed up moves to a greener economy, a day after the Greens trounced his party and took control of big cities in local elections.

France's Macron takes drubbing in local elections, Greens surge

29 Jun 2020

PARIS France President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party received a drubbing on Sunday in municipal elections, as the Greens celebrated victories in several big cities after a surge in support. | Video

It is rocket science: EU to speed up space ambitions, Breton says

28 Jun 2020

PARIS The European Union will plough more money into rocket launches, satellite communication and space exploration to preserve its often unsung successes in space and keep up with US and Chinese ambitions, its space chief said on Sunday.

'How to lose an election': Macron gets it all wrong in Paris

25 Jun 2020

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron was surveying a glacier in the French Alps on a visit in February when an aide forwarded a video that had just been posted online, showing his choice for Paris mayor masturbating.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be shared across Europe, says France

15 Jun 2020

PARIS/BRUSSELS A deal between AstraZeneca and four European countries for COVID-19 vaccines involves doses being shared by European Union members on a pro rata basis based on population, a source at the French President's office said on Monday.

France must seek greater economic independence after virus, says Macron

14 Jun 2020

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he was accelerating France's exit from its coronavirus lockdown and that the crisis had laid bare the country's need for greater economic independence.

Exclusive: French lawmakers want hard line in Brexit fishing talks

11 Jun 2020

PARIS French lawmakers have urged their government to stay firm over fishing in Brexit negotiations, potentially making it harder for EU negotiator Michel Barnier to reach a compromise with Britain.

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