Strasbourg city hall candidate for the ‘Strasbourg ecologiste et citoyenne’ list Jeanne Barseghian (right) of the Europe Ecologie les Verts (EELV) green party casts her ballot at a polling station in Strasbourg  during the second round of the French mayoral elections on June 28, 2020. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP via Getty

The French environmentalist party Europe Écologie Les Verts (EELV) was the biggest winner in the second round of municipal elections in France on Sund(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron lays a wreath at the statue of  Charles de Gaulle at Carlton Gardens in central London on Thursday, marking the 80th anniversary of de Gaulle’s appeal to French people to resist the Nazi occupation. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

At General Charles de Gaulle’s second World War headquarters in London on Thursday, president Emmanuel Macron compared de Gaulle to Britain’s wartime (...)

People hold placards stating “People’s rights have been violated and will not forget” and “Macron, it is over, get lost” at a demonstration in Marseilles. Photograph: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca

It has been a rough week for President Emmanuel Macron’s reform of the French pension system. Though his administration will ultimately succeed in for(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/EPA

“There is no room for political Islam in France, ” Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday at the first of several presidential outings scheduled to explain w(...)

French prime minister Edouard Philippe (R) shakes hands with French right-wing Les Republicains  party president Laurent Wauquiez, ahead of the debate on  Thursday. Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt

The second generation of rival French conservatives is personified by the hard-right leader of Les Républicains (LR), Laurent Wauquiez, and the modera(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  speaks with foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian: Mr Macron has achieved his goal of splitting the conservatives. Photograph: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP/Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron has been plunged into the first crisis of his administration, with the resignation of four of 16 cabinet ministers, a(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: has built his victories on French rejection of their political class. But he has not entirely transformed that rejection into support for his programme. Photograph: Michel Euler/AFP/Getty

The election of an absolute majority loyal to President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday closed an extraordinary period in French politics. In just 14 (...)

Decisions, decisions: A man looks at campaign posters of the 11th candidates running in the 2017 French presidential election, in Saint Andre de La Roche, near Nice, France. Photograph: Reuters/Eric Gaillard

Extreme is probably the word that best describes the French presidential election campaign. Each of four leading candidates is extreme in his or her w(...)

Emmanuel Macron, the candidate of choice among optimistic voters in the French presidential election, according to pollsters. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Optimism or pessimism is one of the surest indicators of how a person will vote in the French presidential election, says Jérôme Fourquet of the polli(...)

Presidential candidate Francois Fillon in Paris on Thursday: “Unless France puts order in its accounts, unless it liberates its economy, neither Franco-German entente nor the re-foundation of Europe is possible,” he said. Photograph:  Charles Platiau/Reuters

Francois Fillon, the presidential nominee for the conservative party Les Républicains, presented his plan for Europe at a press conference on Thursda(...)

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