Michel Rose

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10 Oct 2018 | 9:45 PM

Amid criticism, France's Macron postpones cabinet reshuffle

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron put off a government reshuffle on Wednesday, raising new questions about the depth of political experience in his party and his own ability to keep his administration on track after several resignations.

8 Oct 2018 | 7:06 PM

Macron seeks to regain footing with French cabinet reshuffle

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will reshuffle his cabinet this week after the resignation of his interior minister, as allies press for a broad rejig to draw a line under a tumultuous few months.

5 Oct 2018 | 2:29 AM

In political storm, Macron wraps himself in de Gaulle's constitution, style

COLOMBEY-LES-DEUX-EGLISES, France (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron sought to wrap himself in the mantle of war hero Charles de Gaulle on Thursday after a spate of ministerial resignations shattered an aura of invincibility that accompanied his first year in power.

27 Sep 2018 | 8:45 PM

Killing them softly - Macron's EU election man challenges Brussels political order

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron ripped up the French political textbook with surprising ease last year, but repeating the feat in Europe next year is a tall order when there are decades of perceived French arrogance to overcome.

25 Sep 2018 | 10:38 PM

Portugal, Spain, France, Germany agree to take in Aquarius ship migrants

PARIS/LISBON (Reuters) - France, Portugal, Spain and Germany struck a deal on Tuesday to take in migrants from the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius sailing off the coast of Malta, the French government said, after Italy refused to let the vessel dock.

12 Sep 2018 | 5:01 PM

Macron ex-bodyguard at centre of scandal to testify in public next week

PARIS (Reuters) - The former bodyguard whose violent conduct plunged French President Emmanuel Macron into his biggest political crisis this summer agreed reluctantly to face questioning by senators as their hearings resumed on Wednesday.

7 Sep 2018 | 12:32 AM

'Hurry up,' Calais region urges EU, UK leaders as no-deal Brexit looms

PARIS (Reuters) - Time is running out for regions on the frontline of trade between Britain and Europe to cope with the impact of a no-deal Brexit, from finding vets to building customs infrastructure, a northern French region's "ambassador" to Britain said.

31 Aug 2018 | 6:45 PM

As EU divisions deepen, Macron stakes out electoral turf

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron's strategy for next year's European elections is taking shape and the French president sees it in stark terms - an open battle between anti-immigrant nationalists on the one hand and pro-EU 'progressives' on the other.

1 Aug 2018 | 2:40 AM

Macron's government wins no-confidence vote over bodyguard scandal

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government on Tuesday firmly defeated two no-confidence motions put forward by opposition lawmakers over its handling of a scandal involving President Emmanuel Macron's bodyguard, confirming his solid majority.

23 Jul 2018 | 7:55 PM

France's Macron faces fresh pressure over failure to sanction bodyguard

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron was under fire on Monday in the biggest political crisis of his tenure after the interior minister and a police chief said the presidency told them in May it would deal with a bodyguard filmed hitting protesters.