Philippe Martinez sits in a black leather chair facing a poster of the revolutionary legend Che Guevara in his top-floor, cigarette-smoke-smelling office on the eastern edge of Paris, contending with his trade union’s growing irrelevance to a new generation of workers.
He risks voters away unless he can show concrete results.
The U.K.’s breakthrough deal to get Brexit talks moving on to the future trading relationship may be short-lived.
President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is “brutal and corrosive,” former French President Francois Hollande said in an interview.
Finance ministers from Europe’s five biggest economies warned U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin that the tax plan currently wending its way through Congress may contravene international treaties on double taxation and hurt trade flows.
French President Emmanuel Macron this week will seek to breathe new life into the fight against global warming and sway debate away from skeptics of the process led by U.S. President Donald Trump.
When Angela Merkel’s push for a fourth term ran into trouble last month, she immediately called Emmanuel Macron.
The regions are expressing their concern that the bill may not comply with international rules and frustration about the effect it may have on local markets.
European Union finance ministers will discuss U.S. legislation to slash taxes at a meeting in Brussels Tuesday and whether the new plan violates international trade rules.
French President Emmanuel Macron, who has laid out a series of far-reaching proposals for Europe, called for a “stable and strong” Germany after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s failure to form a government put some of his continental ambitions on hold.
President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity climbed to its highest in four months as French voters credited him for keeping his campaign promises, an Ifop poll showed Sunday.
French President Emmanuel Macron is keeping his hand in Chancellor Angel Merkel’s efforts to form a new German coalition.
The relatively painless passage of President Emmanuel Macron’s labor market reform shouldn’t lull investors or France’s partners into complacency because the hardest tasks lie ahead for the young leader, one of the nation’s top social policy specialists said.
President Emmanuel Macron’s government wants to change French culture to make the population less instinctively hostile to private enterprise.
President Emmanuel Macron’s effort to scrap France’s wealth tax is overshadowing other government policies as opponents portray him as an “anti-Robin Hood” who is taking from the poor to give to the rich.
Brexit talks are deadlocked with the U.K. side hoping European leaders will throw Prime Minister Theresa May a bone at a summit next week. It’s likely to be disappointed.
French President Emmanuel Macron opens talks with unions Thursday, breaking only for lunch as he seeks to push through reforms of social systems, some of which date back to the end of World War II.
President Emmanuel Macron’s first budget isn’t written for rich people but to spur investment and economic growth, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Sunday.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said any takeover of cosmetics maker L’Oreal SA would be watched carefully by the government though the company isn’t necessarily a strategic asset.
France’s wealth tax has driven 10,000 people with about 35 billion euros ($41 billion) in capital abroad in the past 15 years, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said.
Emmanuel Macron says Europe must form a solid industrial union to compete with the U.S. and China. Theresa May says the U.K. will be better off facing global challenges alone.
For France, the time to cut public spending and narrow the deficit is now, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious proposals for enhancing the European Union’s power and institutions earned responses ranging from praise in Brussels to wariness in Berlin and outright hostility in Prague.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel already faces complex coalition negotiations with at least three other parties. Now French President Emmanuel Macron wants in on the act.
French truckers struggled to muster a widespread protest against an overhaul of the nation’s labor code three days after the changes were signed into law by President Emmanuel Macron.
French President Emmanuel Macron risks a setback in Senate elections on Sunday but the result shouldn’t be interpreted as a judgment on his performance, the leader of his small faction in the upper chamber of parliament said.
Turnout for protests against a reform of French labor law declined Thursday as President Emmanuel Macron prepared to give the changes final executive approval Friday.
French unions will try to show Thursday that opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s policies is growing as the government prepares to implement a new labor law and embark on other reforms.
President Emmanuel Macron’s administration plans to cut French public spending to its lowest level since the start of the financial crisis next year and squeeze the tax take to its lowest since 2010 as part of a strategy to remake the economy and revive the nation’s standing in Europe.
France’s campaign to institute a new levy for digital companies such as Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook Inc. ran into early difficulties as the European Union seeks to align its tax policy with more modern and technologically focused businesses.
French unions failed to attract big crowds to demonstrate against President Emmanuel Macron’s landmark labor-market reform, initial estimates show.
The French government presented a plan to loosen the labor code Thursday, President Emmanuel Macron’s high-stakes bet to tackle a stubbornly high unemployment rate and lay the foundations for a broader reform of his country and the European Union.
President Emmanuel Macron’s political and economic strategy for the next five years might just depend on the reaction to a press conference due around midday Thursday in Paris.
French President Emmanuel Macron said he fully expects voters to be impatient with him and is ready to change his communication style as needed to deal with dissatisfaction.
Are France’s strict labor regulations responsible for the country’s persistently high unemployment rate? Emmanuel Macron said so during his election campaign (and again last week) and set to work on liberalizing French labor law almost as soon as he was sworn in as president in mid-May. On Thursday, his government will present the changes it plans to implement by executive order next month. The last three presidents also tried to loosen labor regulations and had to partially backtrack in the fac
France, Germany, Italy and Spain agreed on a plan to stem migration across the Mediterranean at talks with Libya, Chad and Niger in Paris, as summit host President Emmanuel Macron called for asylum seekers to be processed on African soil.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s government is “very determined” to advance on its reform agenda as it introduces changes to the labor market and prepares its 2018 budget, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Monday.
French President Emmanuel Macron sharply criticized Poland Friday, saying Prime Minister Beata Szydlo’s opposition to a revamp of European Union rules on cheap labor is one of numerous policies that are marginalizing her country.
Emmanuel Macron’s poll ratings are plunging just a little more than three months since he stormed to the presidency promising a new beginning. In fact, at about 40 percent, they’re nearly as bad as Donald Trump’s.
President Emmanuel Macron and his prime minister hit back at former President Francois Hollande for criticizing their plans to revamp French labor law as they gird for a fight on landmark reform in coming weeks.
President Emmanuel Macron blasted critics of his plan to overhaul French labor law as opposition a day after predecessor Francois Hollande suggested the reform includes “useless sacrifices.”
French President Emmanuel Macron picked up support in his bid to overhaul European Union rules on cheap labor in the first leg of a diplomatic blitz across the region. Now comes the hard part.
French President Emmanuel Macron kicks off a European Union diplomatic blitz Wednesday seeking nothing less than to reshape the bloc’s stance on subjects ranging from cheap labor to defense and border controls.
A woman has been killed in Marseille after a car crashed into two bus shelters in Marseille.
France’s economy expanded for a fourth straight quarter, ending years of stop-start progress and giving President Emmanuel Macron momentum as he tries to push through crucial reforms.
As government actions go, President Emmanuel Macron’s nationalization of a shipyard Thursday is as French as it gets.
President Emmanuel Macron is seeking to cover all the main angles of Franco-German relations Thursday when he plays host to Martin Schulz, who is trying to unseat Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany’s September election.
President Emmanuel Macron won support from the International Monetary Fund for his strategy of labor market reform and deficit cutting.
For French President Emmanuel Macron, the economics of governing are suddenly looking complicated: His promise to cut the deficit is coming up against business leaders who feel they are overdue for tax relief.
President Emmanuel Macron sought to place France at the center of a new age of enlightenment in a major speech Monday, calling on parliamentarians to put aside their post-modern cynicism to revive the nation’s creativity and offer leadership on the global stage.
Emmanuel Macron’s government is considering trimming its infrastructure-investment program as the president fights to reduce French public spending, according to an official document seen by Bloomberg.
French President Emmanuel Macron heads to his first European Union summit in Brussels Thursday with a message for his fellow leaders: the bloc needs to do a better job of sticking up for its workers.
French President Emmanuel Macron named women to major cabinet posts in a shake-up of ministerial portfolios after other members resigned because of a preliminary probe into financing of jobs at the centrist MoDem party.
French President Emmanuel Macron said that talks on the U.K.’s exit from the European Union will be difficult to reverse now that a timetable has been agreed upon.
A one-time rival to President Emmanuel Macron was forced out of the French government on Wednesday as the president asserted his authority after a resounding victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections.
Two of Emmanuel Macron’s ministers, both early backers of his bid for the presidency, resigned from his cabinet, underlining the challenge of maintaining a government without a hint of scandal and increasing pressure on Justice Minister Francois Bayrou.
There was no public celebration from President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Sunday night as his party claimed a historic majority in the French legislature.
Donald Trump tweets five times a day and regularly gives extended interviews. Since Emmanuel Macron became president of France last month, voters have barely heard from him.
Traditional parties are crumbling and the parliament is on the brink of an unprecedented sea change, stirring hopes across Europe that Emmanuel Macron may be able to make good on his promises of revolution. But the French president is still interfering in foreign takeovers.