Keyword: Macron

  • French protests continue despite Macron's efforts
    French protests continue despite Macron's efforts
    19h ago

    Thousands of "yellow vests" protested across France on Saturday for a 10th consecutive weekend despite efforts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel their anger into public debates on issues from taxes to public services.

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  • Macron vows to keep troops in Syria, Iraq in 2019
    Macron vows to keep troops in Syria, Iraq in 2019
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    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the strategic objective is to "eradicate" the Islamic State, or ISIS. Speaking at a military base in Francazal in Toulouse, he said "the fight is not over" despit...

  • Macron: EU 'reached maximum' in Brexit deal
    Macron: EU 'reached maximum' in Brexit deal
    1/15

    French President Emmanuel Macron said the European Union "reached the maximum" regarding the Brexit deal with the United Kingdom and that it will not "stop defending European interests" in order to come to an agreemen...

  • Macron opens national debate amid protests
    Macron opens national debate amid protests
    1/14

    French President Emmanuel Macron launched a three-month national debate in an open letter to the public as protests against his government continue. He determined four main topics...

  • Macron cancels Davos trip amid Yellow Vest issues
    Macron cancels Davos trip amid Yellow Vest issues
    1/11

    France's President Emmanuel Macron will not attend the 2019 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the president's office said on Friday.

    The statement cited issues arising after Yellow Vest protests ...

  • Hungary's Orban vows to fight Macron's immigration policies
    Hungary's Orban vows to fight Macron's immigration policies
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    The Prime Minister of Hungary, Victor Orban vowed on Thursday to fight the immigration policies advocated by the French President Emmanuel Macron, whom he described as the "leader of the pro-immigrant forces in the European Union.&q...

  • Macron: France under attack by extreme violence
    Macron: France under attack by extreme violence
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    French President Emmanuel Macron said that "once again, extreme violence has come to attack the Republic" after another protest by the yellow vests movement in a number ...

  • Macron: US-led coalition to keep fighting ISIS in Syria
    Macron: US-led coalition to keep fighting ISIS in Syria
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    French President Emmanuel Macron told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Wednesday that the United States-led coalition will continue fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria despite US President Donald Trump'...

  • Macron says government should do better in 2019
    Macron says government should do better in 2019
    12/31/2018

    French President Emmanuel Macron said in his New Year address that the government should do better in the next year, but that citizens of France need to "accept reality." The president pointed out that the order in the country ...

  • Macron blasts Trump over Syria withdrawal
    Macron blasts Trump over Syria withdrawal
    12/23/2018

    French President Emmanuel Macron slammed his US counterpart Donald Trump over the decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, saying that "an ally should be reliable."

    "I very deeply regret the decision made on Syri...

  • Fewer French protesters after Macron's concessions
    Fewer French protesters after Macron's concessions
    12/23/2018

    France's yellow vest protests over economic injustice continued for a sixth Saturday but the number of protesters was significantly lower than in the previous weeks. Media reported that some 38,000 people protested in the entire coun...

  • May to find way to pass Brexit deal in parliament - Macron
    May to find way to pass Brexit deal in parliament - Macron
    12/14/2018

    French President Emmanuel Macron stated on Thursday that United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May has to find a way to get her Brexit deal through the House of Commons, despite the EU's willingness to help London. Speaking at the su...

  • Macron: EU open to Brexit political discussion, not renegotiation
    Macron: EU open to Brexit political discussion, not renegotiation
    12/13/2018

    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the withdrawal agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union cannot be renegotiated. However, he stated there can be a "political discussion" on the deal.

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  • France won't get favorable EU treatment on deficit - report
    France won't get favorable EU treatment on deficit - report
    12/12/2018

    France won't get a favorable treatment from the European Union on its deficit unlike Italy, the AFP reported on Wednesday. The report comes after the bloc's Economics Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici stated...

  • French Parliament to debate no-confidence motion Thursday
    French Parliament to debate no-confidence motion Thursday
    12/12/2018

    The French Parliament debate on a motion of no-confidence in President Emmanuel Macron will take place on Thursday, the media reported. The motion was filed by MPs from the Socialist Party, La France Insoumise (LFI) and Parti Communiste ...

  • EU Commission won't access French budget until spring
    EU Commission won't access French budget until spring
    12/11/2018

    European Commission spokeswoman stated on Tuesday that the European Union's governing body will not have access to the French budget until the spring, media reported. The announcement comes ahead of the bloc's agenda decisions fo...

  • Moscovici: EU to 'closely monitor' French deficit
    Moscovici: EU to 'closely monitor' French deficit
    12/11/2018

    European Union Economics Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici stated on Tuesday that the bloc will "closely monitor" the French deficit after the country's President Emmanuel Macron revealed yesterday the new measures in r...

  • Macron says he shares responsibility for 'anger' in France
    Macron says he shares responsibility for 'anger' in France
    12/10/2018

    French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged on Monday that "anger" in the country is "deep and justified" following weeks of nationwide protests over his proposed fuel taxes. However, speaking during a televised add...

  • France is 'deeply divided' - Le Maire
    France is 'deeply divided' - Le Maire
    12/10/2018

    French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday that the country is "deeply divided" between those who think they benefited from globalization and the other group who see it as a threat rather than opportunity. The offici...

  • Macron to host union leaders, Assembly speakers
    Macron to host union leaders, Assembly speakers
    12/9/2018

    French President Emmanuel Macron will host the leaders of unions on Monday at 9 am CET for talks at the Élysée Palace, together with the speakers of the lower and upper chamber of the Assembly, the so-called Yellow Vests mo...