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Macron takes swipe at halting NATO reaction to Turkey's Syria incursion

18 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS France's president on Friday decried NATO's inability to react to what he called Turkey's "crazy" offensive into northern Syria and said it was time Europe stopped acting like a junior ally when it came to the Middle East.

Macron takes swipe at halting NATO reaction to Turkey's Syria incursion

18 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS France's president on Friday decried NATO's inability to react to what he called Turkey's "crazy" offensive into northern Syria and said it was time Europe stopped acting like a junior ally when it came to the Middle East.

Amid fury in Paris, Macron warns EU of institution crisis over Commission jobs

11 Oct 2019

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Friday of a "political crisis" between the EU's executive and its parliament after lawmakers rejected his pick for commissioner, while members of his party blamed a leading German conservative for the debacle.

Macron cries foul as EU lawmakers snub French pick for industry job

10 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS/PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron insisted Sylvie Goulard was the victim of a "political game" on Thursday after France's choice to be the head of EU industrial policy was emphatically rejected by European lawmakers.

Dissent grows among the loyalists Macron needs for reform push - sources

04 Oct 2019

ANNECY, France Previously-loyal lawmakers inside Emmanuel Macron's party are voicing dissent about its direction, according to interviews with party insiders, exposing new faultlines in the political base the French president needs to deliver his reform agenda.

France bids farewell to ex-President Chirac

30 Sep 2019

PARIS World leaders, past and present, stood in silence in Paris on Monday at a funeral service for Jacques Chirac, the French leader remembered at home for his folksy charisma and abroad for opposing the 2003 invasion of Iraq. | Video

Former French president Jacques Chirac dies, aged 86

26 Sep 2019

PARIS Former President Jacques Chirac, a political chameleon who dominated French politics for decades and strived to make France's voice heard in Europe and beyond, died on Thursday at the age of 86. | Video

UK customs says staff shortage won't mean Brexit anarchy; France says 'smart border' ready

26 Sep 2019

PARIS Britain does not have enough customs agents to cope with the additional stresses of a no-deal Brexit, one of the officials responsible for infrastructure at its border with the EU said on Thursday, though she dismissed fears of "anarchy in the UK".

Defying Macron, maths genius splits French leader's camp in Paris

04 Sep 2019

PARIS Emmanuel Macron's bid to control Paris City Hall plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after ruling party lawmaker Cedric Villani said he would challenge the president's own candidate - a rebellious act akin to his own rise to power in 2017.

France proposes central banker Goulard as European Commission candidate

28 Aug 2019

PARIS France has proposed Sylvie Goulard, the deputy governor of the Bank of France and a former European lawmaker, as its candidate for European Union commissioner, President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Wednesday.

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