Newly named French prime minister Jean Castex: President Emmanuel Macron appointed him as the country focuses on reviving an economy hard-hit by pandemic and lockdown. Photograph: Michel Euler

The first cabinet meeting of a new French government that leans heavily to the right will take place at the Élysée Palace on Tuesday. The cabinet ann(...)

French prime minister Edouard Philippe presents the details for the easing of the country’s lockdown at the Hotel Matignon in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

French prime minister Edouard Philippe warned against “letting our guard down” when the country eases coronavirus lockdown restrictions next Monday. (...)

Europe remains the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 700,000 cases and more than 58,000 deaths, the French director general of hea(...)

French Government’s spokesperson Benjamin Griveaux. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République En Marche, marked the first anniversary of the French president’s landmark speech on Europe at the Sorbonne wit(...)

Predictions that French president Emmanuel Macron would back down when he reformed the labour code and the SNCF railway system proved false. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Before he left his summer residence at the Fort de Brégançon for Paris, after a three-week break, French president Emmanuel Macron mingled with a crow(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty was curious to learn about French tax incentives to encourage citizens to have more children. File image:  Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Employment and Social Protection Regina Doherty completed what she called a “whistlestop” St Patrick’s Day tour of Paris on Friday. Over(...)

 Emmanuel Macron: he claims to be “neither left nor right”. Photograph:  Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron combines a belief in liberal economics with a social conscience. The tension between the two is at the heart of the dramatic(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and prime minister Edouard Philippe on their way to sign a book of condolences at the British embassy  in Paris for the 22 people killed in the Manchester terrorist attack. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday began consultations on reforming France’s labour code, just 16 days after he was elected. Over 10 hours, (...)