As French President Francois Hollande faces mounting political challenges, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has started his own movement "En Marche," fueling speculation that the popular young upstart might have presidential ambitions.
The French parliament has passed a new anti-terror law as it eases its way out of the state of emergency. But civil rights campaigners say it will put citizens under general suspicion. Lisa Louis reports from Paris.
Emmanuel Macron is seeking to lay out a road map for the future of the European Union. The French president wants to make a name for himself as the savior of Europe but he cannot do it alone, says DW's Barbara Wesel.
France's conservative Republicans have consolidated their majority and even won a few more seats in this year's Senate elections, according to preliminary results. Macron's En Marche! has reportedly only come in third.
The French president has fired the head of the army and has now started a row with the country's mayors. He is increasingly governing like an authoritarian. Macron will have to grow up fast, says Barbara Wesel.
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