France announces new operations between Mali, Niger and Burkina

Sahel: France Announces New Operations between Mali, Niger and Burkina

AFRICA: France and its allies intend to concentrate their efforts against jihadist expansion in the so-called three-border area French Army Minister Florence Parly announced on Monday in Bamako new military operations to come in the so-called three-border area ( Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger ) where France and its allies intend to focus their efforts against jihadist expansion. À Bamako. Au quartier général de l’ONU au […]

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Edouard Philippe on January 6, 2020

Pension Reform: Edouard Philippe Takes a Step Towards the CFDT

The Prime Minister qualified Tuesday 7th January of “good idea” the proposal of conference of financing of the CFDT, while calling for that “everyone moves a little”. Edouard Philippe gave a sign of openness to the CFDT. He qualified Tuesday, January 7 as a “good idea ” the proposal for a financing conference, while calling for “everyone to move […]

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Metro corridors at Châtelet station in Paris, on the 19th day of the strike movement against the pension reform, on December 23, 2019.

Pension Reform: Emmanuel Macron Remains Relentless, Unions Disappointed

After the vows pronounced by Emmanuel Macron, the unions remain dissatisfied and see “nothing new”. As for the President, he says “to carry out the reform”. The strike against the pension reform entered on Wednesday 1st January 2020 in its 28th day, equaling most the blocking ng of transport since 1986-87, without looming the “fast compromise” wished by Emmanuel Macron during his vows, […]

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President Emmanuel Macron in Brussels, December 13, 2019.

On the 14th Day of Strike, Emmanuel Macron Ready to “Improve” the Pension Reform

His Prime Minister Edouard Philippe received the social partners on Wednesday to try to find a way out of the pension reform crisis. The day after the third day of demonstrations against the pension reform and three days before the Christmas holidays, Edouard Philippe received on Wednesday 18th December 2019 the social partners with the new “M. Retraites”, to find a way out […]

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Emmanuel Macron defends a “historic” pension reform as the strike continues this weekend

Pensions: Emmanuel Macron Defends a “Historic” Reform, the Strike Continues this Weekend

The government continues to defend its pension reform while the strike continues in particular in transport to the SNCF and the RATP this weekend. The executive was determined Friday 13th December 2019 to continue its pension reform, “historic” according to Emmanuel Macron, while sparing an opening towards the most moderate unions, on the eve of the […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping visit the French pavilion at the International Import Fair in Shanghai on November 5, 2019

In Shanghai, Emmanuel Macron Calls on China to Further Open its Market

On the second day of his visit to China, the French president, Emmanuel Macron notably called on Beijing to cooperate with Europe to fight against unilateral temptations. On a state visit to Shanghai , Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday 5th November 2019 China to “consolidate” the opening of its huge market to foreign companies and to cooperate with Europe to fight against […]

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French presidents Emmanuel Macron (left) and Chinese Xi Jinping, June 29, 2019 at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

In Shanghai, Emmanuel Macron Calls on Europeans to “Compete” against the Chinese

The French president, Emmanuel Macron visiting China, says that much more “European cooperation” is needed to compete effectively against the Chinese and American giants. In full commercial rivalry between Washington and Beijing, Emmanuel Macron began Monday 4th November 2019 his second visit to China by calling on Europeans to speak and act together to better weigh against the […]

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President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Elysee Palace, October 13, 2019 (© POOL / AFP / Ludovic Marin, President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel Call on Turkey to Stop its Attack in Syria

According to the French head of state and the German Chancellor, the Turkish operation “risks creating an unsustainable humanitarian situation and helping Daesh to re-emerge”. Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel called together on Sunday 13 October 2019 for Turkey to cease its operation against Kurdish forces in Syria, which “risks creating an unsustainable humanitarian situation and helping Daesh […]

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Attack at the Paris police headquarters: four dead including three policemen

Attack at the Paris Police Headquarters: Four Dead Including Three Policemen

This Thursday 3rd October 2019, a police officer armed with a knife attacked his colleagues, killing three police officers and an administrative agent, before being shot. Thursday 3rd October 2019, around 1pm, a man armed with a knife attacked the staff of the police headquarters of Paris, rue de Lutece, in the 4th arrondissement of the capital, on the […]

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Death of Jacques Chirac: Emmanuel Macron will speak on television on Thursday evening

Death of Jacques Chirac: Emmanuel Macron will Speak on Television on Thursday Evening

The Head of State, Emmanuel Macron will pay tribute to the former President of the Republic, Jacques Chirac who died Thursday 26th September at the age of 86 years. The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron will pay tribute to Jacques Chirac, died Thursday 26th September 2019 in the morning at the age of 86 years. The head of […]

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