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.
Rosé wine was long dismissed by wine buffs as cheap and cheerful - ok for a barbecue (at least if you drank enough of it). But the popularity of rosé is surging in the US (where sales were up 40 percent last year) and in the biggest rosé producer France itself. John Laurenson reports from Provence on the pink-colored wine now daring to compete with its elders and… well are they still its betters?
France's President Emmanuel Macron is expected to outline next week his plans for overhauling the country's infamous underprivileged and often lawless suburbs known as banlieues. Can he succeed where other French leaders have failed? Lisa Bryant takes a look at what’s at stake from the town of Grigny — which crystallises the difficulties and the promise of France's suburbs.
Today marks exactly one year since France elected Emmanuel Macron as president. Since then he has set in motion a swag of ambitious economic reforms. France’s economy seems to have reacted positively. But Macron has his critics, too.