French voters go to the polls on Sunday, May 7, to choose former banker Emmanuel Macron or right wing nationalist Marine Le Pen for President. Across the European Union the result is seen as pivotal.
Here you can find a chronological compilation of DW content dealing with the French election.
It was a busy week for French president Emmanuel Macron. On Tuesday, he adressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg for the first time, outlining his plans for what can safely be called a re-boot of the EU. He then went on to Berlin to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel. But there he found not everyone is as enthuisiastic about Emmanuel Macron's plans as Emmanuel Macron.
Is the EU's fight against so-called Russian propaganda in disarray? - Will the French and US presidents see eye to eye on Syria? - Is Austria bucking a trend and becoming the ashtray of Europe? - Has the EU put a stop to Poland's chainsaw massacre? - Early elections in Turkey - The mother of all rail strikes - Is football still a men's game in Denmark - The financial crisis and Greek teeth
French President Emmanuel Macron's trip to Washington comes at a time fraught with transatlantic differences over issues ranging from Iran to trade. Syria is likely to top the agenda, following the joint strikes by the US, France and Britain against suspected chemical weapons sites. Lisa Bryant looks at what’s at stake and the unlikely rapport between one of the world’s oddest power couples.