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Edouard Philippe: France's unshowy but popular PM bows out

Jul 03, 2020 - 9:53 PM

Philippe leaves the prime minister post after 3 years

Macron replaces French PM after election rout

Jul 03, 2020 - 6:32 PM

(UPDATED) The new premier, Jean Castex, is totally unknown to many in France until now and is officially a member of the right-wing opposition to Emmanuel Macron's centrists

RESIGNATION. In this file photo taken on December 11, 2019, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe unveils the details of a pension reform plan before the CESE (Economic, Social and Environmental Council) in Paris, as hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated the day before on the sixth day of a general strike. File photo by Thomas Samson/Pool/AFP

Macron braces for setback in French local polls

Jun 28, 2020 - 6:26 PM

Analysts expect the election will confirm that French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party has failed to gain a strong foothold at the local level

FRENCH LOCAL POLLS. A volunteer wearing a face mask and face shield stands outside the polling station during the second round of the French municipal elections on June 28, 2020 in the French Riviera city of Nice. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

France's Macron to hold meeting on pensions as strike bites

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Unions say Macron's proposal for a single-pension system would force millions of people in both the public and private sectors to work well beyond the official retirement age of 62

MACRON. France's President Emmanuel Macron talks to the media as he leaves Downing Street after attending talks with Britain's Prime Minister in central London on December 3, 2019, ahead of the NATO alliance summit. Photo by Christian Hartmann/Pool/AFP

France to crack down on unauthorized 'yellow vest' protests

Jan 08, 2019 - 11:30 AM

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announces plans to ban known 'troublemakers' from taking part in demonstrations, in the same way known football hooligans have been banned from stadiums in the past

PROTESTS. A protester wearing a yellow vest (gilet jaune) waves the French national flag during a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, on December 15, 2018. File photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

France-Italy tensions as ministers meet on immigration

Oct 09, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Italian leader Matteo Salvini has singled out French President Emmanuel Macron for criticism in recent weeks, as well as other EU leaders he considers too soft on immigration

ON IMMIGRATION. French Prime Minister  Edouard Philippe urges far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini to drop his 'posturing' on immigration. File photo from Philippe's Twitter account

Bloody-faced knifeman: 15 minutes of deadly terror in Paris

May 14, 2018 - 12:51 AM

Officials say the attacker did not have a criminal record, but was on watchlists for suspected radicalists who could pose a terror threat, and had been questioned by investigators just last year

France's Macron sees popularity fall to 40%

Aug 27, 2017 - 10:47 AM

UPDATED French President Emmanuel Macron is under fire for his monarchical style in office and attempts to cut public spending

MACRON. French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron arrive to attend a concert by the Pierre Claver Association at the Elysee Palace in Paris on July 25, 2017. Photo by Julien de Rosa/AFP

Macron plans to slash France's MPs by a third

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:10 PM

UPDATED In his first address to members of the National Assembly and Senate since his election in May Macron delivers a US style state of the nation speech in the Versailles palace

LANDMARK SPEECH. French President Emmanuel Macron (at the platform) speaks during a special congress gathering both houses of parliament (National Assembly and Senate) in the palace of Versailles, outside Paris, on July 3, 2017. Martin Bureau/AFP

New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister

May 17, 2017 - 10:24 PM

Meanwhile Bruno Le Maire is named economy minister and is one of 3 members of the conservative Republicans party in the government along with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe who was appointed Monday

NEW FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER. This file photo taken on April 28, 2017 shows Jean-Yves Le Drian visiting the Le Floch farm in Quistinic, western France. File photo by Fred Tanneau /AFP

France's Macron appoints center-right PM to widen appeal

May 15, 2017 - 9:12 PM

The choice of Philippe will be seen as an attempt by Macron to attract other moderates to his new centrist Republique En Marche party

FRENCH PM. Edouard Philippe from the rightwing Republicans party is named French prime minister. Photo from Philippe's Twitter account

France's Macron to name PM on first full day in office

May 15, 2017 - 10:22 AM

UPDATED His choice of prime minister will be crucial for the first task with the 46 year old center right Edouard Philippe from the Republicans party seen as the favorite for the job

FIRST DAY. French president-elect Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech in front of the Pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris on May 7, 2017, following the announcement of the results of the second round of the French presidential election. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP