France is a founding member of the European Union and one of the strongest economies in the bloc. It is one of the world's wealthiest nations.
France is situated largely in western Europe, but also comprises several overseas regions and territories. Its capital is Paris. France is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and also belongs to NATO, the World Trade Organization and the Group of Seven major industrialized nations. This is a collection of DW's latest content on France.
French President Emmanuel Macron's solid majority in the country's parliament suggests that his reform agenda for the country's flagging economy might have a chance. But the low turnout in this weekend's elections could mean implementing the reforms will be an uphill battle.