US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron: “It’s not about friendship or being buddies  . . . Macron thinks he can say things to Trump, on climate change, on the Iran nuclear deal, that no one else can.” File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron will revisit the theme of the necessity for liberal democrats to confront authoritarian populism in an address to a j(...)

Benjamin Grieveaux served as spokesman for Macron’s presidential campaign, then gave up a seat in the National Assembly to hold a portfolio in the finance ministry before becoming government spokesman last November. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Benjamin Griveaux is French government spokesman, with the rank of cabinet member. He is one of a handful of young men who rallied around Emmanuel Mac(...)