FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron’s effort to clean up politics ran into trouble yesterday when a newspaper report suggested a dubious property deal by one of his ministers.
Investigative weekly Le Canard Enchaine reported that, in 2011, an insurance company run by current Social...
Thursday 25th May 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron named his cabinet yesterday — drawn from the unpopular former Socialist government and the conservative Republicans party.
Jean-Yves Le Drian, defence minister under Francois Hollande, becomes foreign minister.
Lyon Mayor Gerard Collomb,...
Thursday 18th May 2017
ALL pretence that Emmanuel Macron represents a new exciting direction in French politics must end following his appointment as prime minister of Edouard Philippe of the conservative Republicans party.
The president, who was recruited by outgoing Socialist Party (PS) president Francois...
Tuesday 16th May 2017
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
NEW French President Emmanuel Macron named conservative Republicans party MP Edouard Philippe as prime minister yesterday ahead of a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Mr Macron, a former finance minister under Socialist president Francois Hollande, then flew to Berlin to...
NEW French President Emmanuel Macron was sworn in yesterday, taking over from his former boss Francois Hollande.
Mr Macron quit as Mr Hollande’s economy minister in 2016 to campaign for the presidency — which Mr Hollande decided not to contest as his regressive economic...
Monday 15th May 2017
FORMER French prime minister Manuel Valls announced his defection to president-elect Emmanuel Macron’s party yesterday.
Mr Valls said his own Socialist Party was “dead and behind us” and he wished to run for Mr Macron’s En Marche party in next month’s...
Wednesday 10th May 2017
NEOLIBERAL ex-minister Emmanuel Macron will be sworn in as France’s new president on Sunday following an election victory marked by record abstention.
Final results showed that the former banker, whose En Marche! party was founded little more than a year ago, won 66 per cent of...
Tuesday 9th May 2017
DEFEAT for Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election was the most important outcome, no matter how excitedly the forces of neoliberalism greet Emmanuel Macron’s victory.
His posture as a political outsider, “neither left nor right,” will convince only those...
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Monday 8th May 2017
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Saturday 6th May 2017