The walkout is a serious test for French President Emmanuel Macron's reform agenda. To protest these plans the country's four main rail unions are planning to strike two days a week through June.
President Macron's plans to get deprived suburbs back on track are so far falling short of expectations. His actions have even had a negative impact on many NGOs working in these areas. Lisa Louis reports from Le Mans.
France overlooks its lower class, Edouard Louis tells DW. The literary star defies his country's elites and social taboos with his autobiographical novels, including his latest, History of Violence — now out in English.
A teenager sang a few lines of a Socialist song before asking the French president: "How's it going, Manu?" Monsieur Macron was not amused.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are meeting to discuss the future of the EU. Both have presented their proposals and DW shows where they see eye to eye — and where they are at odds.
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