Emmanuel Macron is a centrist French politician who was elected in May 2017 to be France's youngest ever president. The economic liberal's platform includes reforming labor laws and jump-starting innovation.
A former socialist economy minister, Macron formed his own independent political movement, "En Marche!" (Onward!), in 2016 to run for the presidential office. Prior to entering politics, he worked as an investment banker. The final round of the 2017 election pitted him against the National Front's Marine Le Pen and saw Macron defend immigration, promise to combat climate change and work to support EU cooperation. DW content related to the politician and his politics is automatically compiled below.
A hotly contested race for Paris mayor has taken another dramatic turn, with a sex scandal and a new face - former health minister Agnes Buzyn. But as she started campaigning this week, critics and analysts say the race also underscores the fragility of President Emmanuel Macron's party, which catapulted to power three years ago, but is having a harder time cementing it. Lisa Bryant reports.
The co-vice-chair of Germany's ruling Christian Democrats (CDU), Armin Laschet, says Berlin is taking "too long to react" to France's proposal to revamp the European Union. Paris says it's growing impatient with Germany.
The French president has unveiled his nuclear doctrine as part of France's arms strategy after Brexit, calling for international disarmament efforts while reaffirming the strength that nuclear power affords France.
Paris has said it will deploy 600 additional troops to the border zone between Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. French forces are also seeking to train local fighters who Paris says are unprepared to take on jihadi groups.