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7 May 2018 | 1:37 PM

French leader Macron's power system - never explain, never apologise

PARIS (Reuters) - When Emmanuel Macron was gearing up for his presidential campaign in 2016, he set out on an unprecedented "great march" – a door-to-door campaign to hear voters' grievances in what promised to be a new, more open way of running the country.

16 Apr 2018 | 8:29 PM

Merkel allies limit her room on euro zone reform before Macron meeting

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are restricting her room for manoeuvre on euro zone reform, documents seen by Reuters show, which could further frustrate French President Emmanuel Macron, who visits Berlin later this week.

13 Apr 2018 | 11:21 PM

French mood far from revolutionary despite lingering May '68 spirit

PARIS (Reuters) - There's a whiff of revolution again at the Sorbonne in Paris, 50 years on from the May 1968 student protests that mushroomed into a nationwide movement and brought France to its knees.

22 Feb 2018 | 12:19 AM

Macron's EU debate idea gains momentum after Poland joins in

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron has won support from 25 of the EU's remaining 27 states for his idea to hold democratic debates on the future of Europe later this year, with Hungary and the Netherlands still needing convincing, a French official said.

20 Feb 2018 | 8:45 PM

Macron's state reform tsar looks to technology to cut red-tape

PARIS (Reuters) - France is ready to invest in artificial intelligence, blockchain and data mining to "transform" its sprawling bureaucracy instead of simply trimming budgets and jobs, its administration reform tsar said.

14 Feb 2018 | 10:55 PM

France says Iran's missile programme must be put 'under surveillance'

PARIS (Reuters) - Iran's ballistic missile programme must be placed under international surveillance, French President Emmanuel Macron said, in an bid to get tougher on Tehran while preserving the nuclear deal that Donald Trump has threatened to scrap.

14 Feb 2018 | 6:03 AM

With no time for Brexit, Macron sets out plans to redraw EU political map

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said he would not waste too much of his time on Brexit and would instead seek to redraw the map of "ossified" EU politics by launching an initiative of European progressives for EU elections next year.

12 Jan 2018 | 1:40 AM

Macron in China: notes on limits of influence

BEIJING (Reuters) - On a state visit to China this week, French President Emmanuel Macron got plaudits for giving his host a horse -- but also experienced the limits faced by Western leaders in dealing with the new superpower on the block.

10 Jan 2018 | 3:45 PM

Airbus-China contract for 184 A320 jets to be finalised soon - France's Macron

BEIJING (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said a contract with China for 184 Airbus A320 narrow-body jets would be finalised soon and that his country also had ambitions to sell A350 and A380 planes to China in coming weeks or months.

8 Jan 2018 | 5:08 PM

China's new "Silk Road" cannot be one-way, France's Macron says

XIAN, China (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday China and Europe should work together on Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative, a project aiming to build a modern-day "Silk Road" he said could not be "one-way".

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