Bruno Le Maire

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French finance and economy minister Bruno Le Maire. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire came to Dublin this week offering friendship, particularly in support of Ireland and the wider EU27 position of(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire is to  deliver a talk on economic policy at the International Institute for European Affairs in Dublin. Photograph: Jakub Kaminski/EPA

The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, will seek support from his Irish counterpart Paschal Donohoe and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for a European pr(...)

German economy minister Peter Altmaier (right) and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire at a press conference  in Berlin following talks on EU industrial policy. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s protectionist muscle is beginning to twitch. Peter Altmaier, the country’s economy minister, recently floated the idea of setting up a stat(...)

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker talks to UK prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

“My country is in flames,” Bruno Le Maire told fellow finance minsters last week, imploring on them the necessity and urgency of measures that would s(...)

Citizens protest against higher fuel prices during clashes with police on the Champs-Élysée. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA

Emmanuel Macron has said the “battle scenes” in central Paris between police and protesters over the weekend risked unnerving foreigners. The French (...)

Bruno Le Maire. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

To watch Bruno Le Maire campaigning for EU digital taxation is to see a driven man in full election mode. The French finance minister is not about pol(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to reporters about journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance prior to boarding Air Force One in Maryland. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has said it “certainly looks” as if Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and pledged “severe” consequences if Saudi roy(...)

“Enough of talking. Enough words. Enough excuses!” Mr Le Maire said in an interview with Public Senat TV. Photograph: Reuters

Europe has talked long enough about whether to make internet giants such as Google, Apple and Facebook pay more taxes and it is time for a decision, F(...)

The Aquarius rescue vessel in June 2018: it is the one remaining charity rescue vessel still operating in the central Mediterranean area. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

France is not ready for now to let the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius dock and disembark dozens of migrants at the port of Marseille, France’s fin(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and French president Emmanuel Macron. “I imagine Macron will tell Theresa May ‘we will be as constructive as we can, but Monsieur Barnier will tell you our position’,” said a European diplomat

British prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip will break off their summer holiday on Friday to call on Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron at the(...)

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