In a recent poll, 53 per cent said Macron’s economic policies benefit the rich most. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The three most damaging words in the French language for Emmanuel Macron are président des riches. The label created for the French head of state by t(...)

Franco-Italian summit: Emmanuel Macron reviews an honour guard in Lyons. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/Pool/EPA

Over the past year Emmanuel Macron has become a seemingly unstoppable force, first in French politics and now on the international stage. Last week he(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech at the Sorbonne in Paris. By 2024, he wants  every student to speak at least two European languages. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/Reuters

President Emmanuel Macron made an ardent plea for the “refoundation” of the EU in the most daring speech by a French leader on the subject in at leas(...)

Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech on the European Union at the Sorbonne University on in Paris on Tuesday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

In an impassioned speech on Europe before students at the Sorbonne on Tuesday, French president Emmanuel Macron called on European countries to volun(...)

Lebanon’s president, Michel Aoun, attends an official funeral ceremony for Lebanese soldiers killed in Islamic State captivity. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

President Emmanuel Macron will receive Michel Aoun, the president of Lebanon, for a three-day state visit starting on Monday that is charged with hist(...)

Marine Le Pen, French National Front leader, flanked by former vice-president Florian Philippot. Photograph: Charles Platiau/File Photo/Reuters

The Front National suffered another setback on Wednesday with the resignation of Florian Philippot, a vice president of the far-right party and the ar(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron signs documents to promulgate a new labour bill at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron on Friday signed decrees reforming the French labour code, live in front of television cameras, after a cabinet meeting. He(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron shake hands after a meeting of EU leaders in Berlin. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Marion Van Renterghem, the French biographer of Chancellor Angela Merkel and an award-winning journalist, recalls the relief and joy in Berlin when E(...)

In an allusion to Donald Trump, Emmanuel  Macron said: “While some would like to stop, we must continue to advance, to go farther. Because global warming does not stop.” Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Without once naming Donald Trump, French president Emmanuel Macron staked his claim to being the anti-Trump in his first address to the United Nations(...)

Hurricane Irma: President Macron on his way to St Martin and St Bart on Tuesday. Photograph: Christophe Ena/pool/EPA

Four months after his election political commentators are still struggling to classify President Emmanuel Macron. In recent days he has been called a (...)