July 24, 2021

France: Macron warns of nationalism in palace speech to lawmakers

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BY ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press From The Sacramento Bee French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the battle between nationalists and progressives will be at the heart of European Union parliamentary elections next year, a “turning point” that will define the Europe of the future. Macron made the assessment of what he said was Europe’s […]

France’s Macron faces stiff political headwinds as he flies to the storm-tossed Caribbean

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By Kim Willsher From LA Times French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the Caribbean on Tuesday in an effort to persuade locals on the Irma-devastated islands of St. Martin and St. Barts that Paris has not abandoned them. Macron, whose popularity has plummeted at home, is taking flak from political opponents and islanders on the […]

France’s Macron suffers approval setback after two months in job

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From Newsmax President Emmanuel Macron’s approval rating fell sharply in the past month as French voters were either confused by plans for the tax system, shocked by a dispute with the head of the army or unsettled by upcoming labor laws reform, an Ifop pollster told Journal du Dimanche. The rating for Macron, elected in […]

France’s Macron must win big now to have a chance of fulfilling pledges

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Michel Rose, Reuters From Business Insider PARIS (Reuters) – Emmanuel Macron’s camp should perhaps keep the champagne on ice a little longer. The young independent centrist’s qualification on Sunday for the runoff of France’s presidential election in two weeks’ time will certainly bring a sigh of relief in European capitals and financial markets; opinion polls […]