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.
Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri arrived in Paris on Saturday where he is due to hold talks with the French President Emmanuel Macron. Hariri resigned as Lebanese prime minister earlier this month, plunging Lebanon into political crisis.
The EU launches a new era in defence cooperation - Turkey braces itself for returning jihadists - A mixed report card for Macron - Cruise ships are told to sling their hooks in Venice - Violence against refugees in Greece - Language dispute sours relations between Ukraine and Hungary - Is too much English being spoken in Berlin’s bars and restaurants? - Showcasing Italy’s gastronomic culture.
He’s been in office six months, and French President Emmanual Macron has wasted no time pushing through bold and deeply controversial reforms - and reasserting his country’s mark on the world stage. But those changes come at a price; the 39 year old leader has seen his popularity plummet. Lisa Bryant in Paris takes a look at Macron's rollercoaster debut.
France and Germany's leaders opened the high-level talks at COP23 on Wednesday, calling on other countries to match Europe's climate goals. But with Germany heavily reliant on coal, how ambitious is Europe really?