Emmanuel Macron

French government resigns

French government, led by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, resigned, the Elysee Palace announced Friday. "Today, Edouard Philippe filed his resignation to President Emmanuel Macron, which he accepted," the announcement …

Coronavirus is death of Schengen?

French President Emmanuel Macron warned European Union leaders the crisis risked undoing the bloc's central pillars - for example, the no-border zone codified in the Schengen Agreement - if they did not solidarity.  …

 Is France starting to support Haftar?

Last Monday, the French government hosted Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on a brief, unannounced, visit to Paris. Accompanied by his top political advisor, my ex-academic colleague turned politician Fadel Ed-Deep, he met President …

Macron and Muslims

When dealing with disruptive, potentially dangerous individuals or groups within society, the dilemma lies in differentiating between the sheep and the wolves. As Asharq Al-Awsat …

Unemployment fell to 11-year low in France

French unemployment fell unexpectedly at the end of last year to an 11-year low, official data showed today. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1% in the final three months of last year from 8.5% in the third quarter, which was …

Macron comments on Trump’s Mideast peace plan

French President Emmanuel Macron raised doubts about the prospect of a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians and cast doubt on whether a peace plan unveiled by the United States this week would succeed. …