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.
French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump spoke of their friendly relations following talks at the Elysee Palace. Trump hinted something could happen on the US stance on the Paris climate accord.
Defense, enterprise and education head the list for joint measures after the Franco-German Ministerial Council meeting in Paris. The two countries' leaders are developing closer cooperation as they look to EU reforms.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe also vowed to slash the country's debt and deficit, and develop investment. He advocated cutting the corporate tax rate from 33 to 25 percent by 2022 to make the country more competitive.
French President Emmanuel Macron has said he will reduce the number of representatives in both of France's legislative chambers by a third. Macron said streamlining parliament would allow laws to be drafted more quickly.