Emmanuel Macron

France’s Covid vaccine rollout flounders amid anti-vax backlash
Emmanuel Macron removes a protective face mask to take a drink of water.
Behind the scenes

France’s Covid vaccine rollout flounders amid anti-vax backlash

Just 516 people given Pfizer jab in first week of mass vaccination scheme as doctors face bureaucratic chaos
5 Jan 2021
French border closure scuppered by Poland
Police officers block access to the port in Dover
Behind the scenes

French border closure scuppered by Poland

Other Eastern European EU members also opposed the blockade, which trapped their citizens in the UK
23 Dec 2020
Is there a Brexit fishing deal on the hook?
Boris Johnson looks to the water from a fishing trawler during a visit to Peterhead.
Today’s big question

Is there a Brexit fishing deal on the hook?

EU sets deadline of Christmas Eve as UK negotiators hint an agreement is close
23 Dec 2020
No. 10 ‘incandescent’ as France closed border
A sign informs drivers that the French border crossing is closed.
Behind the scenes

No. 10 ‘incandescent’ as France closed border

1,500 lorries stuck in Kent as UK and France aim to restart trade
22 Dec 2020
France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’
Emmanuel Macron pictured with French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin
In Brief

France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’

Interior minister says inspections are part of ‘massive action against separatism’
4 Dec 2020
Is EU ‘curveball’ about to trigger a no-deal Brexit?
Michel Barnier walks to a conference centre in central London
In Brief

Is EU ‘curveball’ about to trigger a no-deal Brexit?

UK officials claim the bloc’s negotiators are upping demands about state aid
4 Dec 2020
Will Macron sink Brexit deal with French veto?
Emmanuel Macron gives the opening speech of a video international donor conference for Lebanon at the Elysee palace.
In Brief

Will Macron sink Brexit deal with French veto?

Diplomats warn EU negotiators not to give too many concessions to win agreement
3 Dec 2020

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Michel Barnier quizzed by EU over Brexit deal compromises
Anti-Brexit demonstrators hold placards as EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier walks through central London.
In Brief

Michel Barnier quizzed by EU over Brexit deal compromises

Emmanuel Macron leading chorus of ‘nervous’ European leaders
2 Dec 2020
Explained: Macron’s dispute with Pakistan over school IDs
Emmanuel Macron speaks during a videoconference
In Brief

Explained: Macron’s dispute with Pakistan over school IDs

France demands apology for ‘blatant lies’ following Pakistani minister’s ‘Nazi’ allegations
23 Nov 2020
Emmanuel Macron calls for EU to rethink free movement
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In Brief

Emmanuel Macron calls for EU to rethink free movement

French president says reform is needed to tackle international terrorism
6 Nov 2020
Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 October
Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home.
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 October

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30 Oct 2020
Brexit countdown: can Boris Johnson secure a deal in time?
Boris Johnson gives a thumbs up outside 10 Downing Street.
In Depth

Brexit countdown: can Boris Johnson secure a deal in time?

Both parties are eager to reach an agreement - but longstanding issues remain contentious
29 Oct 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Macron and the Muslim world
Emmanuel Macron pays his respects by the coffin of Samuel Paty's inside Sorbonne University's, Paris.
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about Macron and the Muslim world

Protests break out across the Middle East over French president’s ‘crackdown’ on Islam
28 Oct 2020
What the UK is demanding from the EU to avoid no-deal Brexit
Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove walks up Downing Street
In Brief

What the UK is demanding from the EU to avoid no-deal Brexit

Michael Gove says door is still ‘ajar’ to secure trade agreement with Brussels
19 Oct 2020
Johnson must fold on fishing or face no-deal, Macron warns
Emmanuel Macron arrives at the European Parliament building wearing a black face mask.
In Brief

Johnson must fold on fishing or face no-deal, Macron warns

Prime minister ‘dismayed’ and ‘startled’ as EU leaders call his bluff over threat to quit talks
16 Oct 2020
Why a spat over fishing may trigger a no-deal Brexit
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In Brief

Why a spat over fishing may trigger a no-deal Brexit

Disagreements over territory threaten to sink last-minute negotiations
13 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson’s ‘tone-deaf lies fall flat’
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street wearing a face mask.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson’s ‘tone-deaf lies fall flat’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 7 October
7 Oct 2020
France squares up to Turkey in the Mediterranean
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In Depth

France squares up to Turkey in the Mediterranean

Emmanuel Macron to ‘temporarily reinforce’ French military in the region amid escalating row over disputed waters
13 Aug 2020
Inside the EU’s €750bn Covid recovery package summit
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In Depth

Inside the EU’s €750bn Covid recovery package summit

EU27 leaders clash over size of spending plan and rule of law restrictions
21 Jul 2020
The country that burned masks: France’s coronavirus response
President Macron wearing a mask during a visit to a car factory
In Depth

The country that burned masks: France’s coronavirus response

President Macron is paying a high political price for failing to contain the pandemic
28 May 2020
Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings’s critics ‘simply deluded’
Dominic Cummings
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings’s critics ‘simply deluded’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 1 May
1 May 2020
Pros and cons of national service
British army soldiers
In Depth

Pros and cons of national service

New government-commissioned report backs return of conscription
28 Apr 2020
Could coronavirus lead to world peace?
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In Brief

Could coronavirus lead to world peace?

International leaders throw their weight behind plans for a global ceasefire – but will it hold?
17 Apr 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘I hate Tories’ won’t put Labour in power
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘I hate Tories’ won’t put Labour in power

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 25 February
25 Feb 2020
Paris mayoral candidate quits after sex tape scandal
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In Brief

Paris mayoral candidate quits after sex tape scandal

Resignation of close ally of Emmanuel Macron ‘marks a turning point in French public life’
17 Feb 2020
Political tensions bubbling at the World Holocaust Forum
Macron in Jerusalem
In Depth

Political tensions bubbling at the World Holocaust Forum

Dignitaries assemble to pay their respects at the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation
23 Jan 2020
Why is France awarding London the Legion d’honneur?
Charles de Gaulle
In Depth

Why is France awarding London the Legion d’honneur?

Emmanuel Macron sparks controversy with move to commemorate the city’s help during WWII
3 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Trump is a ‘sensitive soul’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Trump is a ‘sensitive soul’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 5 December
5 Dec 2019
Trump flies home early after leaders caught mocking him
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In Brief

Trump flies home early after leaders caught mocking him

Justin Trudeau and other leaders filmed laughing about US president
5 Dec 2019
Trump blasts Macron for describing Nato as ‘brain dead’
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In Brief

Trump blasts Macron for describing Nato as ‘brain dead’

US president says Macron’s statement was ‘very insulting’ and ‘dangerous’
4 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: Lib Dems heading for ‘dead end’
Jo Swinson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Lib Dems heading for ‘dead end’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 22 November
22 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Johnson and Corbyn have ‘created a mess’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson and Corbyn have ‘created a mess’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 8 November
8 Nov 2019
Nato experiencing ‘brain death’ warns Macron
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In Brief

Nato experiencing ‘brain death’ warns Macron

French president says Europe must ‘wake up’ or risk disappearing geopolitically
8 Nov 2019
Is the EU’s enlargement dream over?
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In Depth

Is the EU’s enlargement dream over?

Emmanuel Macron’s decision to block accession of North Macedonia and Albania risks pushing Balkans towards Russia
25 Oct 2019
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