The new French cabinet has a fair sex ratio. Out of 22 ministers, 11 are female. This ratio is much higher than in other European countries. Sylvie Goulard holds the important portfolio of the defense ministry.
In the strange current reality of Washington, Macron's state visit was a success. His rousing speech in Congress showed that a personal bond won't keep him from standing up to Trump's policies, says DW's Michael Knigge.
French President Emmanuel Macron is addressing the European Parliament about his plans for reforms of the EU. But it remains to be seen whether it can convince the French and other Europeans of its pro-European ideas.
Germany and France are the drivers of European Union integration. But Chancellor Angela Merkel could struggle if she tries keeping up with President Emmanuel Macron's breakneck reform agenda, says DW's Jens Thurau.
French Gender Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa has presented a bill to combat sexual violence and harassment. The legislation includes groundbreaking changes to laws regarding the age of consent and street harassment.
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