France

Macron’s vision for a new ‘European political community’
Emmanuel Macron outlines his vision for a new European organisation during a speech in Strasbourg
Between the lines

Macron’s vision for a new ‘European political community’

French president suggests member nations could include UK and Ukraine
10 May 2022
Did France mislead London about Falklands War missile?
Margaret Thatcher and François Mitterand pictured in 1984
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Did France mislead London about Falklands War missile?

Senior MPs demand answers about ‘kill switch’ on missile that sunk HMS Sheffield 40 years ago
5 May 2022
Can Emmanuel Macron unite a divided France?
Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, celebrate his victory in Paris
Between the lines

Can Emmanuel Macron unite a divided France?

President fends off far-right rival Marine Le Pen to secure historic second term
25 Apr 2022
Who will win the 2022 French election?
French President Emmanuel Macron
In Focus

Who will win the 2022 French election?

Emmanuel Macron leading in polls in final hours until run-off vote
22 Apr 2022
Could Marine Le Pen pull off a shock victory?
Marine Le Pen at a rally in Perpignan, France
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Could Marine Le Pen pull off a shock victory?

Polls suggest far-right candidate could push Emmanuel Macron close in run-off
8 Apr 2022
‘France’s politics are coming full circle and Vincent Bolloré is drawing the circumference’
French billionaire Vincent Bolloré, the conservative media mogul
Instant Opinion

‘France’s politics are coming full circle and Vincent Bolloré is drawing the circumference’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
7 Apr 2022
Will Emmanuel Macron win again?
French President Emmanuel Macron
Profile

Will Emmanuel Macron win again?

Old rival from the far-right threatens to upset incumbent’s hopes of second term
7 Apr 2022

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Why Corsica ‘autonomy’ could end up costing Macron
Protesters throws projectiles during clashes with police in Corsica
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Why Corsica ‘autonomy’ could end up costing Macron

Election rivals accuse French president of surrender to violent nationalists
18 Mar 2022
France’s withdrawal from Mali: a victory for the Kremlin?
A French soldier in a field in Mali
Global lens

France’s withdrawal from Mali: a victory for the Kremlin?

Now, the Kremlin has spotted an opportunity to expand its influence across Africa
4 Mar 2022
France’s presidential race: a ‘rancid’ campaign
French presidential election posters
In Brief

France’s presidential race: a ‘rancid’ campaign

With the Left and Right both divided, Emmanuel Macron is in pole position to win again
24 Feb 2022
Airelles Courchevel: glitz and glam both on and off-piste
Airelles Courchevel, Les Airelles
The big trip

Airelles Courchevel: glitz and glam both on and off-piste

Skiing may be the only reason to leave this chic French five-star hotel
10 Feb 2022
French symbols, pay rises and spring
Muslim women laughing
Podcasts

French symbols, pay rises and spring

Is France about to take an illiberal turn? Is it a bad thing if we all earn more? And is winter coming to a premature end?
4 Feb 2022
Will European countries follow France to ban UK travel?
President Macron at a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
Behind the scenes

Will European countries follow France to ban UK travel?

Paris blocks arrivals from Britain as Omicron cases spiral
17 Dec 2021
Why record Channel drownings are unlikely to deter migrants
Migrants on the Channel
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Why record Channel drownings are unlikely to deter migrants

Desperation and hopes of a better life outweigh fears about perilous crossing
26 Nov 2021
Channel crossing crisis: why Priti Patel’s ‘push-back tactic’ is not working
Priti Patel
In Brief

Channel crossing crisis: why Priti Patel’s ‘push-back tactic’ is not working

Last week, a record 1,185 migrants crossed the Channel to Kent in small boats
18 Nov 2021
How did World War One end?
World War One, First World War, Armistice
In Depth

How did World War One end?

Duchess of Cornwall marks Armistice Day at Westminster Abbey
11 Nov 2021
The lost world of the Ardèche
Pont d'Arc, Ardèche © iStockphotos
In Focus

The lost world of the Ardèche

Most travellers from Britain pass this corner of the south of France by – that’s a mistake
3 Nov 2021
‘France and UK must refrain from making mountains out of minnows’
French President Emmanuel Macron
Instant Opinion

‘France and UK must refrain from making mountains out of minnows’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
1 Nov 2021
The war plan for post-Brexit fish fight with France
French fishermen in the Channel
Behind the scenes

The war plan for post-Brexit fish fight with France

Award licences to skippers not boats to unlock talks, French officials say
29 Oct 2021
Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 October
Rishi Sunak during a visit to Bury Market
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
29 Oct 2021
‘Let’s not cage in novelists with bad-faith readings’
Sally Rooney
Instant Opinion

‘Let’s not cage in novelists with bad-faith readings’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
14 Oct 2021
‘Cruel indifference’: the disgrace of the French Catholic Church
Rosary beads on a bible
In Brief

‘Cruel indifference’: the disgrace of the French Catholic Church

Landmark report estimates around 330,000 children were abused by clergymen and officials between 1950 and 2020
14 Oct 2021
Eric Zemmour: who is the ‘French Trump’?
French television pundit and potential presidential candidate Eric Zemmour
Profile

Eric Zemmour: who is the ‘French Trump’?

The ‘new face’ of the far-right is tipped to supplant Marine Le Pen as main threat to Emmanuel Macron
14 Oct 2021
France threatens UK with power cuts and Christmas shortages
French Minister for Europe Clement Beaune with Emmanuel Macron
Behind the scenes

France threatens UK with power cuts and Christmas shortages

Paris warns it could withhold crucial supplies if post-Brexit rules are not honoured
6 Oct 2021
Aukus: the rift with France
French President Emmanuel Macron: ‘humiliation’
In Depth

Aukus: the rift with France

French fury over the new submarine pact has been something to behold
23 Sep 2021
French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants
Priti Patel greets Afghan refugees at Heathrow Airport
The latest on . . .

French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants

Home secretary warned threat could have ‘negative impact on our co-operation’
9 Sep 2021
Why the UK is heading for a clash with France over Channel migrants
Migrants arriving in the UK
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Why the UK is heading for a clash with France over Channel migrants

Priti Patel may withhold £54m payment promised to Paris to curb illegal crossings
7 Sep 2021
French wine industry hit by wildfires and ‘historic’ low harvest 
A firefighting helicopter flies above a wildfire near the Château des Bertrands winery in the Var region of Provence, France 
In Depth

French wine industry hit by wildfires and ‘historic’ low harvest 

Rosé wine-growing areas in Provence were devastated by the blaze
24 Aug 2021
Visiting luxury Paris as it emerges from lockdown
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The big trip

Visiting luxury Paris as it emerges from lockdown

The French capital remains a global bastion of fun and elegance
12 Aug 2021
‘France wouldn’t be France without strikes, protests and police baton charges’
Protests in Paris
Instant Opinion

‘France wouldn’t be France without strikes, protests and police baton charges’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 Aug 2021
What France’s regional election results mean for Macron and Le Pen
Emmanuel Macron during the European Social Summit in May
In Depth

What France’s regional election results mean for Macron and Le Pen

Success of centre-right parties suggests upcoming presidential contest may not be two-horse race
28 Jun 2021
Is red snow the latest warning sign of worsening climate crisis?
Alpinists walk on the Mont-Blanc Massif in the French Alps
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Is red snow the latest warning sign of worsening climate crisis?

French scientists investigating whether global warming is behind mysterious phenomenon in Alps
15 Jun 2021
Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline
An aerial view of Paris
The latest on . . .

Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline

Britons living abroad have just 30 days to secure post-Brexit right to remain
1 Jun 2021
France in revolt, junior networks and digital emotions
Emmanuel Macron
Podcast

France in revolt, junior networks and digital emotions

Why are French soldiers up in arms? Is Instagram the right place for children? And can computers recognise emotions?
14 May 2021
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