Emmanuel Macron is a centrist French politician who was elected in May 2017 to be France's youngest ever president. The economic liberal's platform includes reforming labor laws and jump-starting innovation.
A former socialist economy minister, Macron formed his own independent political movement, "En Marche!" (Onward!), in 2016 to run for the presidential office. Prior to entering politics, he worked as an investment banker. The final round of the 2017 election pitted him against the National Front's Marine Le Pen and saw Macron defend immigration, promise to combat climate change and work to support EU cooperation. DW content related to the politician and his politics is automatically compiled below.
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French President Emmanuel Macron has launched an ambitious plan to turn French into the world's top language especially in Africa. But while some Francophiles applaud the initiative that earmarks hundreds of millions of euros to promote French in the arts, business and international forums, critics, especially African ones, say the plan smacks of neo-colonialism. Lisa Bryant reports from Paris.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have said the reform plan must confront the challenges posed by Brexit and rising populism in the EU. The two leaders also commented on Russia's alleged nerve agent attack in Salisbury.
For months, French President Emmanuel Macron has been waiting for a response from Berlin regarding his EU reform ideas. Now Angela Merkel is coming to Paris as the re-elected chancellor. But he shouldn’t expect too much.
On his first official visit to India, President Macron said he wants France to be India's foremost partner in Europe. Trade, security and climate change were high on the agenda during talks between Macron and India's PM.