Brexit Talks - Macron's France - Paris Air Show
With the new French president polishing the EU's image, Brussels is looking brighter both to European citizens and those abroad. Will the bloc seize the "Macron momentum" and stride boldly into the future?
French voters are heading to the polls for the second round of parliamentary elections, with President Macron's LREM party a clear favorite. The new president is fighting for a mandate for his disputed set of reforms.
The crisis in the Middle East has created a rift which could threaten the stability of the Gulf, according to Qatar's Foreign Minister. Sheikh Mohammed warns there will be no negotiations until the blockade is lifted.
Angela Merkel talked up a spirit of optimism at the latest EU summit despite Brexit. But divisions remain over the distribution of refugees and the rise in the number of low-wage workers arriving in western EU states.
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