Bruno Lemaire

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French president Emmanuel Macron promised overtime payments and a ‘gratitude bonus’ to medical personnel. Photograph: Getty

France is “only at the beginning” of the coronavirus epidemic, said President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday night. “But we will hold on . . . because w(...)

People walk in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday. Thousands of Parisians ignored prime minister Edouard Philippe’s plea to practice ‘social distancing’. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP

The French capital seemed torn between conflicting instincts of pleasure and self-preservation on Sunday, after the government shut down all cafes, re(...)

  Presidential candidates ex-prime minister Alain Juppe, Nathalie Kosciusko- Morizet, and ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy  during the  Les Républicains TV debate. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/ AFP/Getty Images

It feels as if the French presidential election is taking place this autumn rather than next spring, because much of the electorate is convinced that (...)