French President Emmanuel Macron suffered a setback on Friday when one of his closest lieutenants, Benjamin Griveaux, pulled out of the race to become mayor of Paris after it was alleged he sent sexual images to a woman who is not his wife.
French President Emmanuel Macron has officially invited the commander of Libya’s rebels to France, despite the fact that rebel militia groups have for months been undermining peace in the North African country.
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned European nations of a heightened arms race between the United States and Russia playing out on European territory, amid threats by Washington to quit the last remaining bilateral arms control agreement with Moscow.
France’s government defied trade unions on Friday by including a contested clause on raising the retirement age by two years in its draft legislation, amid signs that weeks of street protests and strikes may be losing momentum.
French President Emmanuel Macron says Paris deeply respects the “security and sovereignty” of Iraq and pledges to keep in touch with Iraqi President Barham Salih to avert “further escalation of tensions” in the region, a day after a US airstrike assassinated Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
French union CGT called on Wednesday for more strikes in France this month after President Emmanuel Macron pledged to push through an overhaul of the pension system following weeks of nationwide strikes by trade unions.
French President, Emmanuel Macron, whose plans to reform the pension system have run into fierce public opposition, will forego a special presidential pension payout when he eventually steps down, his office said on Sunday.
The administration of President Emmanuel Macron finally revealed the details of their one-size-fits-all pension system which would be a world’s first and were greeted by universal condemnation by unions, NGOs and every political party except for the one created by Macron.
France is set to be paralyzed on Thursday by a nationwide strike by transport workers, teachers, and other professionals in a showdown between unions and President Emmanuel Macron over his planned pension reforms.